Watch CBS News

After Spate Of Fires, CHP Stepping Up Brake Check Enforcement In High Country

GOLD RUN (CBS13) – California Highway Patrol says they will be stepping up enforcement after a spike in brake fires.

Officers say they've been dealing with a "high level" of commercial vehicle brake fires recently.

Just on Monday, CHP Gold Run had to divert traffic on westbound Interstate 80 due to a big rig that caught fire. That fire spread to surrounding vegetation, but it was stopped before more damage could be done.

Truck fire on I-80 westbound west of Gold Run. Westbound traffic is being diverted off the freeway at Gold Run.

Posted by CHP - Gold Run on Monday, August 19, 2019

In response that fire and other incidents, CHP says they're putting extra units to focus on enforcement.

Officers will be out looking for speed and brake check violators.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.