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Fire, fallen power line shuts Bayshore Freeway

Original post made on Dec 24, 2008

All lanes of U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View were closed Tuesday night for nearly three hours due to a large fire that toppled a power line across the highway, trapping at least one person inside a vehicle.

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Posted by kk
a resident of Rex Manor
on Dec 24, 2008 at 3:12 pm

where was the fire?


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Posted by m&m
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Dec 24, 2008 at 11:19 pm

How'd the fire start? Wasn't/Hasn't it been raining? How'd it burn? Hmmmm..... Please write a more in depth follow up.


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Posted by DA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 25, 2008 at 11:02 pm

My friend and I were driving by on 101-S and we actually got to see it happen...cars were slowing down to watch... As we passed the multiple ramps on/off 85, there was this HUGE orange explosion about 100ft high--and this hidden house we'd never noticed there before was engulfed in flames. Looked like a gas leak, but why wasn't that part of the story reported?


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Posted by Mr. DePortum
a resident of another community
on Dec 31, 2008 at 1:48 pm

It was probably some illlegals, I'll bet.


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Posted by Jon Wiener
a resident of another community
on Jan 1, 2009 at 9:07 pm

How much?


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Posted by CC
a resident of another community
on Jan 3, 2009 at 8:27 am

I wasn't there but it probably started in the heavy duff and pine needles under one of the trees. There are plenty of dry needles in the canopy of pine trees to get the fire started and give it a head start. Overhead wires are a big concern in a fire. Maybe PGE should put wires under the freeway when they fix the roads. You can't build homes under high volatage lines why can we drive under them?


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Posted by Mr. DePortum
a resident of another community
on Jan 4, 2009 at 8:11 am

I'll bet 5000 peso's


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Posted by Mr. DePortum
a resident of another community
on Jan 4, 2009 at 8:11 am

I'll bet 5000 peso's


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