SHUTDOWN—Fire crews douse the burning vehicle. Courtesy of VCFD/CaltransJust as motorists were taking advantage of a soft reopening of the economy and hitting the road to visit moms on Mother’s Day, a propane fire aboard a tractor trailer on the northbound 101 in Thousand Oaks forced a freeway shutdown for much of the day.
The truck containing 500 five-gallon propane tanks became fully engulfed in fire just before Hampshire Road around 5 a.m., the Ventura County Fire Department reported.
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