Garbage truck on fire shuts down part of Interstate 680 in Concord

A "fully loaded" garbage truck caught fire, halting traffic and prompting lane closures on Interstate 680 in Concord on Tuesday.

The incident was reported at about 9:15 a.m. in the northbound direction of I-680 at Monument Boulevard. 

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All northbound traffic had stopped and three lanes of southbound 680 were shut down, according to the California Highway Patrol. Those lanes were later reopened around 1:57 p.m.

Video of the truck fully engulfed in flames was posted on X. 

There's no word on what sparked the fire on the garbage truck and no word of injuries. 

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said the garbage truck had compressed natural gas on board. 

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The traffic backup as a result of a garbage truck that burst into flames on I-680 in Concord. June 25, 2024