Truck carrying 40,000 pounds of chocolate bursts into flames

A truck carrying 40,000 lbs of chocolate went up in flames. Traffic on California's I80 narrowed to a single lane, due to the wreckage of a burnt-out trailer and the giant puddle of chocolate rotting away in the sun. CALFIRE managed to put the fire out without injuries and without it spreading into the adjacent forest. The cargo trailer's brakes caught fire, and the driver was able to separate his truck to escape damage or injury.


CAL FIRE/ Placer County Fire Department Firefighters responded to a commercial vehicle fire on Interstate 80 and Highway 174 just before 4:30 this morning. The semi was hauling 40 thousand pounds of chocolate. Firefighters held the fire to the trailer with no extention to the wild land. No injuries reported.