Caldecott Tunnel car fire snarls EB Hwy 24

December 11, 2012 9:28:56 AM PST
A car fire just inside the first bore of the Caldecott Tunnel on eastbound state Highway 24 near Oakland is snarling traffic into Contra Costa County this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The fire was reported at 8:17 a.m. in the tunnel, close to Old Tunnel Road on the Oakland side, and smoke was filling the bore, according to the CHP.

A Sig-alert was issued at 8:55 a.m. Only one eastbound lane is open, according to the CHP.

Fire crews have extinguished the blaze, according to the CHP.