House fire in San Mateo expels massive cloud of smoke, stalls traffic on Highway 101

A house fire right off Highway 101 near Fashion Island in San Mateo was expelling a massive cloud of black smoke around 11 a.m. Thursday.

The incident led traffic to slow as flames rose off the roof of the house located right behind a cement wall running along the highway.

The California Highway Patrol reports the fire broke out on the 1200 block of Norton Street.

“A house fire in San Mateo near the Kehoe off ramp is spreading smoke across lanes of Hwy 101 and causing slowdowns,” KCBS Radio tweeted.

This story will be updated as more details become available.

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