Truck fire snarls traffic on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

SAN RAFAEL — A UPS truck caught fire on a San Francisco Bay Area bridge, snarling the morning commute and sending plumes of white smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles.

No injuries were immediately reported early Friday morning.

Authorities say the fire started after the delivery truck hit the center divider on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and punctured its fuel tank.

KNTV in San Jose ( reports Friday that the California Highway Patrol says the big rig is ablaze on the westbound side of Interstate Highway 580 near San Quentin Prison in San Rafael. All lanes are blocked.

The CHP reports the truck was carrying 50,000 pounds of household goods.

The accident was first reported about 5:45 a.m.


Information from: KNTV-TV.

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