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Fire Burns at Large Encampment Near Interstate 280 in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) --  A fire was burning at a large homeless encampment next to Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco Thursday morning.

The fire was burning along Conkling St. between Silver Ave. and I-280 just east of the U.S. 101 interchange.

Grass Fire San Francisco
A grass fire burns near Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco, February 10, 2022. (CBS)

Thurgood Marshall Academic High School which is adjacent to the area was evacuated, the San Francisco Fire Department said.

Several trees around the encampment were on fire. The fire department said no traditional structures were involved and no injuries were reported.

KCBS Radio reported the fire was causing delays along I-280.

Forward progress had been stopped by 11:06 a.m. and contained to about a half-acre, the fire department said.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire.

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