SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Authorities in San Francisco confirmed a fire involving a Recology truck has shut down the right lane of northbound U.S. Highway 101 near the Vermont Street exit.
According to the San Francisco Fire Department’s Public Information Officer Twitter account, the fire involving the Recology truck closed the right lane and the Vermont Street exit on northbound Highway 101.
— SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT MEDIA (@SFFDPIO) July 22, 2021
Multiple San Francisco Fire units were at the scene as of 6:35 p.m.
Fire authorities said there were no injuries, but asked the public to avoid the area.
KCBS Traffic posted a photo from Caltrans that showed heavy smoke coming off the truck.
— KCBS Radio – The Traffic Leader (@KCBSAMFMTraffic) July 22, 2021
Later posts indicated that the fire had been extinguished.
Authorities confirmed that the truck had been cleared and all lanes had reopened as of around 7:40 p.m.