2 Escape Truck Fire, Downed Electrical Wires In San Leandro
SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) – Two men dodged serious injury after a tractor-trailer they were in caught on fire Monday morning in San Leandro, a battalion chief said.
Alameda County Fire fighters responded to a report of wires down about 3:30 a.m. in front of the Camp Wilmont Sweeney juvenile hall at 2600 Fairmont Drive, Battalion Chief John Walsh said.
When firefighters arrived, they found a tractor-trailer on fire, surrounded by live wires, Walsh said. The big-rig brought down the wires, he said.
KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:
Two men, transporting laundry from Solano County to the juvenile hall, evaded the “high possibility” of being electrocuted by jumping out of the truck to safety, Walsh said.
PG&E crews arrived at the scene about 4:30 a.m. and deactivated the wires, allowing firefighters to put out the fire, which they did shortly after, the battalion chief said.
Alameda County sheriff’s deputies evacuated about 35 low-risk juvenile offenders from Camp Wilmont Sweeney when the truck was ablaze, Walsh said.
No injuries were reported.
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