I-280 ramp in SF reopens after cleanup from garbage truck fire

The California Highway Patrol on Saturday afternoon reopened a freeway offramp from Interstate Highway 280 that was for nearly six hours after a garbage truck fire and oil spill.

The Recology truck had a mechanical problem and caught fire about 8:20 a.m. on the Cesar Chavez Street offramp from northbound Interstate Highway 280, the CHP said.

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The driver was able to get out safely and San Francisco firefighters extinguished the blaze.

The ramp was closed until about 2 p.m. so Caltrans crews could mop up diesel fuel from the vehicle, the CHP said.