A raging truck fire on the H-3 freeway today closed the Honolulu-bound lanes for about 90 minutes and destroyed a rig that was pulling a 40-foot container of chilled groceries, a Honolulu Fire Department spokesman said.
The fire had already engulfed the truck by the time firefighters arrived near the Salt Lake offramp about 2:20 p.m., said HFD spokesman Kendall Ching.
About 15 firefighters battled the blaze and also mopped up about 9 gallons of oil that spilled from the truck, Ching said.
The blaze burned the truck down to its frame and damaged the front end of the container where the air conditioning units were mounted. No details were available on the damage to the cargo.
Police reopened the freeway about 3:40 p.m.
No one was hurt, and firefighters were investigating the cause.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said the closure was in the Kaneohe direction.