By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Truck fire along highway
Placeholder Image

A vehicle fire prompted a closure of a highway off-ramp Monday afternoon in Turlock as fire crews worked quickly to keep it from spreading to the surrounding vegetation.

There were no injuries reported from the fire. The cause remains under investigation, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

The fire was first reported around 3 p.m. Monday alongside the lanes of southbound Highway 99, near the Lander Avenue off-ramp.

The first fire engine to arrive at the scene found a white pickup truck fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters made a quick attack on the fire and kept it from spreading to any of the vegetation.

In addition to closing the off-ramp, the fire cause a traffic slowdown that stretched for several miles.