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A truck hauling a load of frozen chicken caught fire on Interstate 8 in El Cajon early Thursday.

The tractor-trailer went up in flames in the westbound lanes near Mollison Avenue around 1:15 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver immediately pulled over and was not injured, according to news reports.

Responding firefighting vehicles blocked two westbound freeway lanes for a time, but they were cleared around 5:40 a.m., according to the CHP and Caltrans.

Some of the frozen chicken was unaffected and was able to be salvaged, NBC7 reported.

—City News Service

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