Drivers cautioned about homeless encampments along I-580

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Still image from video posted to Facebook by the Richmond Firefighters Local 188.

A person suffered from second-degree burns on most of his body from a homeless encampment fire in the area of Interstate Highway 580 near Harbour Way South in Richmond on Tuesday, according to Richmond Firefighters Local 188, which posted about the incident on Facebook.

The victim as transported by CALStar medical helicopter to a burn center.

Such fires are becoming common. The firefighter’s union warned drivers to be cautious in that area.

“There are multiple large homeless camps along this stretch of highway and there has been multiple fires and a fatal traffic accident involving a homeless person in the last 3 weeks,” Richmond Firefighters Local 188 stated.