The San Francisco Chronicle reports that an early morning fire at a cafe and gift shop was probably caused by an unplugged GEM neighborhood electric vehicle. The GEM is owned by the National Park Service and apparently caught fire next to a popular coffee shop at Crissy Field. The local NBC affiliate has video of the scene. The Chronicle also says it was the second time a GEM has caught fire at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. A year ago a vehicle that was plugged in caught fire on Alcatraz Island. DaimlerChrysler, which owns GEM, will work with park officials to investigate the blaze.
[Source: Chuck Squatriglia/San Francisco Chronicle]

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