No one was hurt, but boxes containing hundreds of pounds of provolone, cheddar, American and other cheeses clogged the burned truck and littered the side of Interstate 80 north of downtown Sacramento.
“It went pretty quick,” said truck driver Frank Barker, who pulled over at 3:45 a.m. when he saw smoke coming from under his truck.
Mr. Barker said he tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, but the blaze was too big. He gave up and rescued his dog, which was traveling with him from Salt Lake City to the San Francisco Bay area.
Confined TB patient taken to hospital
DENVER — A man who had been quarantined with a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis for nearly a year was transferred to a hospital in Colorado yesterday for treatment.
Robert Daniels, 27, has a multiple drug-resistant form of TB. He was placed in a jail ward at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix last August under court order after medical authorities complained that he had endangered others.
Yesterday morning, Mr. Daniels was taken to Denver’s National Jewish Medical and Research Center, which specializes in treating respiratory diseases. Under an agreement worked out between Arizona and Colorado authorities, Mr. Daniels will have a round-the-clock security guard outside his door, hospital spokesman William Allstetter said.
Environmentalists for wind power proposal
BANGOR — Two of Maine’s largest environmental groups threw their support behind a $100 million wind power proposal that calls for 38 turbines to be erected on Stetson Mountain in Washington County.
Maine Audubon and the Natural Resources Council of Maine said they are endorsing the proposal by UPC Wind Management, which has a pending application with the state.
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