A truck hauling Brussels sprouts on Highway 101 caught fire early Tuesday morning, causing a Highway 101 lane closure near San Miguel.
The truck’s box trailer went up in flames about 2 a.m. on northbound Highway 101 near San Marcos Road, according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information page.
The fire was caused by heat generated by a flat tire, CHP officer John Ybarra said. The driver was not injured in the fire.
The right lane of northbound Highway 101 was closed for hours between San Marcos and Monterey roads while crews worked to clear the burnt truck and trailer from the road, but has since been reopened.