Big-Rig Fire Blocks Oakland Freeway Off-Ramp

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A big-rig caught fire Wednesday morning on an Oakland freeway off-ramp, a California Highway Patrol sergeant said.

The fire was reported at 4:58 a.m. on the northbound Interstate Highway 880 Market Street off-ramp said.

The fire was reported at 4:58 a.m. on the northbound Interstate Highway 880 Market Street off-ramp, Sgt. John Carman said.

The cab of the truck burned while the attached trailer was left intact, the sergeant said. No injuries were reported.

The off-ramp was briefly closed for about seven minutes at 5:30 a.m. when the fire was reportedly extinguished, according to the CHP.

One lane remained blocked until the burnt big-rig could be towed from the ramp, Carman said.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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