Oakland Firefighters extinguish tractor-trailer fireplace on I-880 southbound – CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Oakland Fire Brigade units responded to a fire from a semi-trailer truck traveling south on I-880, which closed the lanes for a brief period before the fire was extinguished, according to authorities.

CHP first reported the truck fire shortly after 4:30 p.m. on I-880 southbound at Oak Street ramp, which blocked the right-hand lanes and the driveway.

Vehicle fire on I-880 southbound on Oak Street in Oakland. Right lanes blocked. https://t.co/ITRwoLsl4h

– 511 SF Bay (@ 511SFbay) November 9, 2021

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The KCBS Traffic Twitter account reported heavy traffic in front of I-980. It was later discovered that an excavator being towed by a truck had caught fire.

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The Oakland Fire Department responded to the fire within minutes and extinguished the fire quickly.

#Oakland #SpecialTrafficAlert # Hwy880 SB A truck is on fire at Oak Onramp. The 2 right lanes and Oak Onramp are closed. Traffic is jammed in front of # Hwy980. #KCBSTraffic 📷: Caltrans pic.twitter.com/fYRpYefUbx

– KCBS Radio – Der Verkehrsleiter (@KCBSAMFMTraffic) November 9, 2021

Just before 5 p.m., CHP announced that the right lane and the Oak Street driveway were still closed. By 5:20 p.m., all lanes had been cleared and the driveway was opened again.

UPDATE: Remaining delays on I-880 southbound on Oak Street in Oakland. All lanes open.

– 511 SF Bay (@ 511SFbay) November 9, 2021

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