LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — A big rig caught fire in the Altamont Pass Tuesday morning causing  heavy traffic delays through Livermore.

The fire was reported at about 5:50 a.m. on westbound Interstate 580 approaching Grant Line Road and was extinguished about 40 minutes later.

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CHP says that two westbound lanes of traffic are shut down as crews work to clear the charred truck with 3,400 pounds of cargo.

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Traffic was jammed onto Interstate 205 with delays extending a mile and a half until Mountain House Parkway.

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