Laundry Run to Alameda County Juvenile Halls Sparks Fire

By Bob Redell
|  Monday, Dec 10, 2012  |  Updated 7:28 AM PDT
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Two men got very lucky Monday morning when their laundry run to the Alameda County juvenile hall sparked a fire in their big rig. Bob Redell reports. (Some of this video is courtesy of Alameda County fire)

Two men got very lucky Monday morning when their laundry run to the Alameda County juvenile hall sparked a fire in their big rig. Bob Redell reports. (Some of this video is courtesy of Alameda County fire)

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Two men got very lucky Monday morning when their laundry run to the Alameda County juvenile hall sparked a fire in their big rig.

The men regularly drive this route and know it well. But about 3:30 a.m. near San Leandro, the truck hit a low-hanging electrical wire, which sparked a fire in the big rig's wheels.

Fortunately, one of the men is a volunteer firefighter and went into action, officials said.

The men jumped out just before the truck became a melted mass of debris.
 

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