East County News Service
Photo courtesy ECM news partner 10 News
January 28, 2016 (El Cajon) – A truck hauling 40,000 pounds of frozen chickens caught fire shortly after 1 a.m. on I-8 West in El Cajon.
The driver pulled over and was not injured, but the fire melted the sides of the trailer and scorched much of the load, 10 News reports.
Heartland Fire & Rescue doused the flames and CHP shut the freeway down for the cleanup. A mechanical problem is suspected of causing the fire.