On 09/22/21 at approximately 8:39 PM, CHP responded to a report of a semi truck that was on fire along southbound US-395 on the Sherwin Grade. When units arrived on scene, they located a semi truck and trailer stopped along southbound US-395 and the semi trailer was fully engulfed in flames. Nearby vegetation had caught fire as a result of the vehicle fire. It was later determined the semi truck was transporting 42,000 lbs. of dried dog food. Southbound lanes of US-395 were closed to traffic for an extended period of time while multiple fire departments worked to extinguish the fire. Personnel from Wheeler Crest Fire Dept. Long Valley Fire Dept., Bishop Fire Dept, CalFire, Inyo National Forest Fire, Caltrans, and Bishop CHP responded to the incident scene.
This incident is still under investigation by Bishop CHP.