San Diego: Fire inside Market Street Bridge over the I-5

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DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: 11-12-17  6:50 pm
LOCATION: Market Street bridge over Interstate 5
CITY: San Diego
INCIDENT DETAILS:

  1. Fire received reports of smoke coming from both sides of the bridge.
  2. They first went to the top and realized the fire was coming from below.
  3. Once under the bridge, they discovered a door into the inside of the bridge.
  4. Fire and smoke filled the confined space.
  5. Once in, they discovered a “Homeless Encampment”.
  6. It took approx 45 minutes to put out the fire and clean up.
  7. No injuries. No structural damage at this time.
  8. CalTrans will be contacted to resealed the entry.
  9. There is another “Homeless” encampment next to the bridge.

VICTIM INFORMATION:
SUSPECT INFORMATION:
HANDLING AGENCIES: SDFD, SDPD, & CHP
SOT(s): N/A
ADDITIONAL: N/A
CNS: N/A