Monday
August
31
2015
5:57 pm
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 
Fire closes East Bay tunnel as drivers flee smoke
November 02, 2013, 05:00 AM The Associated Press

OAKLAND — A car fire in the tunnel that links Oakland to other east San Francisco Bay area communities has sent motorists streaming out of their cars on foot and eight people to the hospital to be treated for minor smoke inhalation.

California Highway Patrol Officer Daniel Hill said the fire that broke out in an eastbound lane of the Caldecott Tunnel Friday morning was extinguished within an hour.

Hill says officials used the tunnel’s ventilation system to clear the thick smoke that filled the channel and were able to allow traffic back through once drivers returned to their abandoned vehicles.

Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Lipp says six children and two adults were taken to area hospitals.

In 1982, a fire in the Caldecott Tunnel caused by a collision between a gas tanker and several other vehicles left seven people dead.

 

 

Tags: oakland, tunnel,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Do you think Joe Biden should run for president?

Yes, I like him
Yes, it will give Hillary Clinton some competition
Only if Clinton's campaign starts failing
No, it will distract from Clinton's campaign
No, I don't like him
Doesn't matter, I'm voting Republican

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Broadway overpass reopens early
The Highway 101 Broadway overpass, which was closed over the weekend after a construction crane cras..
Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe
BANGKOK — Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a fore..
Syrian official: Amount of damage at Palmyra temple unclear
DAMASCUS, Syria — A Syrian official in charge of antiquities said Monday his government has not be..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2015 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County politics