CITY OF SHASTA LAKE, Calif -

A big rig fire slowed southbound traffic on Interstate 5 in Shasta County Wednesday morning near the Shasta Dam exit

The fire started at 4:17 a.m. in a truck hauling wood pellets.

The truck stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 5 half a mile north of the Shasta Dam exit in the City of Shasta Lake.
    
The driver was not injured.  CHP officers closed one lane of south bound traffic as firefighters worked on mopping up the fire.