OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A motorist escaped safely Sunday morning after a Subaru Forester caught fire in the eastbound first bore of the Caldecott Tunnel, briefly shutting down traffic, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The fire occurred at 10:36 a.m. and was quickly put out by firefighters.
The bore re-opened to traffic at 11:13 a.m.
In Nov. 2013, a car fire in the same bore of the tunnel prompted the evacuation of dozens of motorists.
In April, 1982, early-morning crashes in the Caldecott involving a car, bus and fuel tanker truck resulted in a tunnel fire that killed seven people.
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