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Driver escapes Caldecott Tunnel vehicle fire uninjured

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California Highway Patrol - Oala
The driver of a Subaru Forester that caught fire inside the Caldecott Tunnel in Oakland, Calif. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 was able to escape without injury.

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.

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