Eastbound I-80 in Sparks reopens after truck fire

The scene of a truck fie on Interstate 80 near Sparks Boulevard.
The scene of a truck fie on Interstate 80 near Sparks Boulevard.(NDOT)
Published: Aug. 6, 2022 at 9:33 AM PDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2022 at 10:29 AM PDT
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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) -Two people were injured in an overnight tractor-trailer crash and fire on Interstate 80 near Sparks Boulevard, the Sparks Fire Department reported.

The crash and fire closed eastbound Interstate 80 for about 10 hours. It reopened by 10:20 a.m.

The crash happened about 12:21 a.m. between Sparks Boulevard and Vista Boulevard.

The tractor-trailer and another vehicle were involved in a crash. The truck cab and half of the trailer contents caught fire, the fire department said. The truck was hauling food products.

An ambulance took two people to the hospital. Their conditions were not immediately available.

Fire crews extinguished the fire but the highway remains closed while the Nevada State Police finish its investigation.

Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue assisted the Sparks Fire Department with the fire by bringing in water tenders since there were no fire hydrants near by.

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