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Semi-truck Carrying Wood Chips Catches Fire on Highway 99 in Gridley

Butte County Cal Fire is at the scene of a semi-truck full of wood chips that caught fire in a parking lot off of Highway 99 and East Gridley Road.

Posted: Sep 4, 2018 5:59 AM
Updated: Sep 4, 2018 12:20 PM

GRIDLEY, Calif. - Butte County Cal Fire is at the scene of a semi-truck full of wood chips that caught fire in a parking lot off of Highway 99 and East Gridley Road around 4 a.m. on Sept. 4. 

Cal Fire says traffic will be impacted in the area for the next three to four hours until the fire is fully extinguished. Officials say the wood chips are causing the fire to burn slowly, and firefighters are having to spread out the chips to contain the fire.

Cal Fire says the fire appeared to have sparked in the rear tires, and then spread to the wood chips in the trailer. There were no other vehicles involved. The truck driver was able to pull into the parking lot without any injuries.

Action News Now is working to learn the cause of the fire, and when traffic control will be lifted.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

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