OAKLAND -- A car fire turned into a brush fire Wednesday afternoon along Interstate 580, causing traffic to be backed up for at least a half-mile in the eastbound lanes.
Police said a driver pulled over between the Keller Avenue exit and the 98th Avenue-Golf Links Road off-ramp after he noticed smoke coming from under the hood of his car. He opened the hood and flames poured out, catching fire to the trees on the side of the road.
It took 14 firefighters about 40 minutes to control the flames. No one was injured in the fire, which burned about one-fourth of an acre and destroyed the truck.
By 1:30 p.m., all but one of the lanes had reopened to traffic.