Recycling truck with compressed natural gas catches fire, shutting down northbound I-680 in Concord

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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CONCORD, Calif. (KGO) — A recycling truck that caught on fire on northbound I-680 in Concord is causing significant traffic issues.

On the recycling truck, there is compressed natural gas that is used to power the hydraulic system of the truck.

Contra Costa Fire has to let that gas burn off before crews can approach the truck.

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Precautions are being taken to make sure the compressed natural gas doesn’t explode and send shrapnel flying in the area.

All four lanes of northbound I-680 are closed along with two of the southbound lanes.

No injuries have been reported but it is unclear how long the cleanup will be.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.