Semitruck catches fire near Ashby exit on eastbound I-80

Photo: Jaige Rudner
Plumes of black smoke from the burning tractor-trailer on I-80. Photo: Jaige Rudner

A tractor-trailer caught fire this morning on eastbound I-80, sending plumes of black smoke high into the air. According to the Berkeley Fire Department, there were no reports of injuries.

The fire was reported at 11:01 a.m. Berkeley Fire Department responded to the fire and called in Alameda County Fire Department as well.

Video on television news showed dramatic flames issuing from the tractor-trailer before the fire was knocked down by fire fighters.

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