A car caught fire on Interstate 10 in Whitewater on Monday morning, which caused a short-lived traffic hazard and also put the driver’s life in danger.
The fire started at 9:23 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol, at Haugen-Lehmann Way. Officers who arrived on the scene said it appeared some of the cargo the driver was carrying caught fire.
They also said the driver had the doors of the vehicle open, and was trying to pull things out of the vehicle.
Just moments later, a truck experienced a similar fire at the Whitewater rest area. That vehicle was hauling wood chips that had caught fire.
Both incidents have been extinguished, according to the CHP.