Big-Rig Catches Fire, Closing Three Lanes on I-580

A big-rig caught fire and is blocking multiple lanes of traffic on eastbound Interstate Highway 580, according to a California Highway Patrol officer. 

The accident, which occured this afternoon, is reported in Alameda County east of Livermore. According to CHP Officer Kevin Bartlett, a fire was reported shortly before noon near the North Flynn Road off-ramp, and was blocking three right, eastbound lanes until about 12:30 p.m. 

Bartlett reported that the driver suffered burn injuries, but the extent of these injuries were not known. 

"The flames spread to nearby grass and fire crews are at the scene to extinguish the blaze," he said. 

According to Bartlett, an estimate for when the three lanes will reopen is not known at this time. 

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