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State Route 20 Jammed After Truck Fire Near Blue Lakes

The truck on fire spewing black smoke (Photograph provided by Brittany Pryse)

State Route 20 near Blue Lakes is impacted this evening after a vehicle fire prompted an emergency response. Thankfully, authorities at the scene confirmed there was minimal spread to vegetation.

Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page indicate the incident began around 8:30 p.m. when a truck caught on fire near the Blue Lakes Lodge reportedly spewing black smoke.

When the Incident Commander arrived at the scene, he confirmed the vehicle was “fully involved” but described the fire as spreading minimally to the vegetation.

Traffic is reportedly diminished to one-way in the area of the incident.


Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.


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