Big Rig Fire South of Klamath Sent Heavy Smoke Into Traffic on 101 This Morning
A semi hauling a load of wood was engulfed in flames after its brakes caught fire at approximately 3:50 a.m. about seven miles south of Klamath at mile marker 132 on Hwy 101. Cal Fire has contained the blaze now but “extreme amounts of smoke” impacted traffic for some time.
The driver appears to have been uninjured.
As of 6:13 a.m., the highway is open but be prepared for Caltrans cleanup crews and a tow truck in the area.
Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.