Updated 4:38 p.m.
A big rig carrying gravel caught on fire and crashed into storage units and a crane at a Niles Canyon railroad yard Friday afternoon, fire officials said.
According to a Cal Fire battalion chief, the big rig was traveling near Niles Canyon Road above a railroad yard around noon when the truck’s engine caught on fire. The driver and passenger jumped out of the moving truck.
The big rig kept accelerating, went over a wall and ran through to storage buildings and a container unit before crashing into a crane, halting its momentum, Cal Fire battalion chief Mike Martin told Patch.
The truck, storage buildings and crane were consumed by the fire, Martin said.
Various fire crews — including six fire engines, a fire truck and a water tender — from the Fremont, Alameda County and Cal Fire agencies responded to the scene, located at 5500 Niles Canyon Rd. halfway between Fremont and Sunol.
It took one hour to control the blaze, Martin said.
No major injuries were reported, Martin said. The driver and passenger who leapt from the truck were treated by paramedics at the scene and released.