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All lanes of I-280 open after suspicious backpack fire

 

Northbound Interstate 280 reopened Thursday night after the San Mateo County Sheriff's bomb squad was called out to investigate a suspicious backpack fire that stopped traffic for an hour, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The fire was first reported around 6:43 p.m. on northbound I-280 near Edgewood Road.

After the fire was extinguished, the backpack needed to be X-rayed to ensure that it could be safely removed from the roadway, according to the CHP.

A Sig-alert was issued at 7:04 p.m. for all northbound lanes of the roadway.

At 8:08 p.m. the CHP reported via social media that no threat to the public had been found in the backpack and all lanes of the roadway had reopened.

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