BRENTWOOD -- A big rig lost a tire and rolled over early Tuesday morning, forcing police to close a portion of Brentwood Boulevard for much of the morning commute.
Police said the driver of the big rig was uninjured, even though the truck caught fire and was engulfed in flames within minutes. The truck was carrying produce when the wreck happened on Brentwood Boulevard near Sunset Road. The California Highway Patrol reported the wreck happened just after 4:15 a.m.
East Contra Costa Fire personnel extinguished the blaze, but diesel fuel leaked from the truck and spilled into an adjacent creek, police said.
Brentwood Boulevard was closed from Sunset Road to Havenwood Avenue, and was re-opened shortly before 3 p.m.
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