Vista/Greg overpass back open after big rig fire

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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE: The overpass is back open.

Photo courtesy KOLO viewer Cheryl Sam

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The driver of a big rig cab destroyed by fire in Sparks got out safely and is not hurt.

The fire, apparently the result of a ruptured fuel line, according to investigators, was reported shortly after 4PM November 20, 2018 in a southbound lane of the Vista/Greg overpass at I-80.

The Nevada Department of Transportation says the overpass is closed until further notice. Sparks Police say southbound Vista before the 80 westbound on- and offramp is closed, and northbound Vista is shut down before Kleppe.

The trailer, carrying paper, is not badly damaged, as the fire was extinguished before it got that far.