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Bakersfield road closed after big rig erupts in flames

Bakersfield road closed after big rig erupts in flames »Play Video
A semitruck fire closes part of 7th Standard Road Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Javier Posadas)
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A semitruck fire Thursday afternoon prompted the closure of a section of 7th Standard Road near Coffee.

The truck's cab was completely destroyed and most of its trailer was wiped out.

Eyewitness News didn't immediately have information on a cause of the fire.

The truck was hauling tires.