Big rigs in flames after I-5 crash in Castaic


There were no injuries reported, but southbound traffic on the interstate was backed up or miles. /*California Highway Patrol*/ officers shut down three lanes near Templin Highway, leaving only two open.

/*CHP*/ officials said that a big rig hit another rig and soon erupted in flames. The blaze spread to a nearby bush. The cab was quickly enveloped in flames that spread to the refrigerated trailer, which was believed to be hauling eggs.

The fire was extinguished in about a half-hour but freeway lanes were expected to be shut down until 8 a.m.

AP contributed to this report.

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