9/11 Conspiracy theorists take note: burning fuel melts steel in Oakland

are we clear?

“The heat from the wreckage caused the ramp connecting eastbound Interstate 80 to eastbound Interstate 580 to melt and collapse,” Caltrans spokesman Jeff Weiss said. “The temperature during the fire exceeded 2,000 degrees.”

The tanker carried 8,600 gallons of unleaded gasoline. The fire burned for about three hours after the 3:41 a.m. crash, heating the exposed steel girders on the underside of the skyway ramp.

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