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Fiery crash leaves rig dangling from bridge

Fiery crash leaves rig dangling from bridge
An 18-wheeler engulfed in flames dangles from an Interstate 80 bridge on Sunday in California. (Courtesy: CAL FIRE)
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CAL FIRE officials were able to extinguish this 18-wheeler fire despite an active fuel leak. No injuries were reported. Click photo for larger size. (Courtesy: CAL FIRE)

FLORISTON, Calif. — CAL FIRE’s Nevada Yuba Placer Unit fought an 18-wheeler blaze Sunday along Interstate 80.

According to a CAL FIRE Facebook post, the truck’s cab was engulfed in flames while hanging off the overpass.

The occupants made it out uninjured.

CAL FIRE reported that there was active fuel leak from the rig; however, “firefighters’ quick action prevented entry into the Truckee River.”

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