Fire on Communications Hill?

From what I can tell there is a fire above Curtner Av. and 87.

From Sigalert:
* CHP Unit on Scene 3:01 PM
* Tfc Slowing to Look at the Fire 3:04 PM
* Caltrans On Scene–Smoke Thick Visablity is Still Good
* 171 M #3 Lane North 87 Between Cap and Curtner Shut Down
* Thomas Guide Map Coordinates: Page 854, Grid 5D

* 24-87 M Affirm Right Lane Still Blked for About 30 Mins 4:11 PM

3 Comments so far

  1. Gene (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

    As I came through there going south at 4:40pm, I saw the entire south side of Communications Hill (the part with the police comm tower) was completely burned; but the houses were all safe.
    There was about a mile backup going north, which dissipated after the hill (the right lane was closed), but the backup on southbound 87 went all the way to the airport — caused by rubberneckers and a channel 11 microwave mast van parked on the shoulder.

  2. Joann Landers (joannlanders) on September 2nd, 2009 @ 7:25 pm

    Gene, thanks for your first-hand account.

  3. weidoo (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2009 @ 3:36 pm

    when i passed by there i burly saw firefighters going!
    it turned really black today! (the day after)

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