Press Release: Dumbarton Rail Bridge Fire - Twenty Years Later

Published on Dec 29, 2017 at 01:35p.m.

Twenty Years Later – The night the oldest and first Bridge across the San Francisco Bay Burned.

January 3, 1998 - With never before seen photos

On Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 6.59 pm, a report of a fire at, or near, the abandoned and closed

Sportsmen’s Gun Club located off of University Avenue at the tip of the City of East Palo Alto

on land owned by the SFPUC and Water Utility.

Acting Battalion Chief (B/C) Harold Schapelhouman thought the call odd because it had been

pouring rain outside all day with a heavy wind condition but believed that perhaps one of the few

remaining abandoned structures could be on fire, since transients were often in the area.

Full Article: Dumbarton Rail Bridge Fire - Twenty Years Later.pdf




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