Marsh Creek Rd. Closed Due to Vehicle Fire

July 23, 2014 18:44 pm · 20 comments




Marsh Creek Rd. is expected to be closed until about 7:30pm due to a vehicle fire.

Authorities are waiting for the vehicle to be towed in order to open the roadway. The CHP says one lane could be open sooner, but you should expect major delays.

No injuries were reported.

The vehicle fire occurred about a mile east of Rodie’s.

Thanks to Sue Thompson for the top photos and thanks to Phil for the bottom one!

UPDATE: The road is back open.

Anon July 23, 2014 at 7:20 PM

YA! Maybe fewer losers from Gun Point for a while.

Subterfuge July 23, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Taking bets. Tesla or GM.

Officer Barbrady July 23, 2014 at 7:54 PM

All lanes open July 23, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Thanks Officer Barbrady!

combustible area July 23, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Is it just me or has the back end of Clayton being bursting into flames an awful lot lately?

Killjoy July 23, 2014 at 10:13 PM

News Flash to Anon at #1

The car-b-que was out on Marsh Creek past Rodies. On the way to Brentwood and Antioch. Not Kirker Pass.

Big Dog July 23, 2014 at 10:37 PM

crickets…….waiting for trolls/wannabees to chime in about “useless firemen”.

Dr. Jellyfinger® July 23, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Hard to tell what it is, but it looks like a PT Cruiser…. if so, who cares? Those things are such crap….. probably set fire to it on purpose. Lucky the veggie fire was put out fast.

Snurmac July 23, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Big dog….
You are an idiot. Not all firefighters are men, not everyone is a troll looking to pick on a career and they are not all useless. It is a fact that the majority of their calls are for medical emergencies and that is how they are able to justify their existence but they are definitely well trained in fire suppression- without a doubt! Could we change the existing model to have a volunteer fire fighter department and a for profit emergency medical response unit…possibly, but for now we have what we have- firefighters responding to mostly medical emergencies with a few fires every now and then.

pt cruisers July 24, 2014 at 7:28 AM

are not crap, you on the other hand could be. Maybe you are sticking your head up where your finger goes.

Silva July 24, 2014 at 8:27 AM

#9, You might want to check out the firefighter’s memorial story.

Isabelle July 24, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Such a sad thing to happen, the only other thing worse than losing a car is losing a house. The notes can be a hassle, but

Dr. Jellyfinger® July 24, 2014 at 9:07 AM

It’s a Mommie Wagon. Been 25 recalls for the “Pathetic Tiny” Cruiser so far. Probably be 26 now…. didn’t realize they were so flammable.
“Caveat Emptor”

Cy Nical July 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Isn’t this where the locals say it must have been a commuter speeding through because a local would never catch fire….

snurmac July 24, 2014 at 9:13 AM

there is no doubt that fighting- wildland, residential, commercial or vehicle fires is dangerous. Unfortunately, firefighters get hurt responding to and fighting those events and those events primarily. All that I am saying is that most fire responses are medical responses- and I’m not saying that those aren’t inherently dangerous either (driving fast, traffic on roads, infectious diseases, etc.,). If you don’t believe me, ask a fire fighter, look up the response statistics, or think about how many fires you see/hear about vs. how often you see a fire truck going by with their lights and siren on.

WC July 24, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Time to provide free, newer cars to illegals to prevent these fires and ensure the safety of fireman. Let me contact Bonilla to get a bill written.

RunDoRun July 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM

@ Cy Nical July 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Locals are hot, but Ive never seen one
catch on fire.

Silva July 24, 2014 at 12:35 PM

#15, No arguement from me. The local firefighters helped me many times with my mom as her health failed, and I’ll never forget a single one of them or the EMT’s. I just thought you may have misunderstood Big Dog’s comment. He or she had made a more positive post on the firefighter’s memorial article, yet you called he or she an idiot here. His post here should probably be taken in the context of the posts on the other article.

Sue July 24, 2014 at 2:01 PM

The car that caught fire was an Acura. It hit a rock in the road (not uncommon there, note the road sigs warning of falling rocks). The car was partially disabled/smoking after hitting the rock, so the driver pulled off the roadway, and retrieved the piece of his car that was *in* the roadway before someone else hit it. Seconds later, the car was on fire and quickly became fully engulfed. Straight dope from the scene folks, there you have it.

Misty July 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM

The car was a VW wagon….I was stuck going towards Morgan Territory Rd direction. I am glad no one was hurt. And Cal Fire did a great and fast job from stopping the fire from going to far up the side of the hill!

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