DAGGETT A tractor trailer caught fire on Interstate 40 near the Barstow-Daggett Airport Monday afternoon.


The Daggett Fire Department responded to an 18-wheeler that was fully engulfed in flames on the west bound Hidden Springs Road on ramp to Interstate 40 at 2 p.m. on Monday, according to Chief Joe Morris. Morris said the two men in truck were able to escape without injury, but the truck itself was a complete loss. The truck was not carrying a load at the time of the fire.


Morris said firefighters from the airport were on scene when his department arrived. Firefighters from the Marine Corps Logistic Base and the Newberry Springs fire departments also responded to the fire.


Morris said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.