UPDATE: I-80 and the Carquinez Bridge are now open to traffic.
VALLEJO, Calif. (KTXL) — Multiple vegetation fires have shut down Interstate 80 in both directions and caused evacuations in the city of Vallejo and the town of Crockett, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, Vallejo City officials and the California Highway Patrol.
Vallejo officials said one of the major brush fires is burning in South Vallejo near California State Maritime Academy and Glen Cove east of the I-80 toll plaza.
The first blaze, known as the Glen Cove Fire, has burned about 55 acres according to city officials and evacuations are in effect in the following Vallejo neighborhoods:
- Maritime Academy
- Navone and Pablo
- Jordan and Swanzy
- Waterview Terrace and Bayside Terrace
Contra Costa Fire officials said the second fire, known as Sky Fire, is burning near I-80 and Cummings Skyway near Crockett and has destroyed 150 acres and is about 85% contained.
Officials said evacuations are underway in areas of Crockett south of Pomona Street and residents in other portions of the town should prepare in case an evacuation is ordered.
The evacuation center for Crockett residents is located at the Hercules Swim Center at 2001 Refugio Valley Road in Hercules, according to officials.
The fire is threatening buildings in south Vallejo and the Glen Cove area, according to officials.
The I-80 highway closures are from Highway 4 to Interstate 780 in Vallejo. CHP recommends looking for alternative routes to travelers going to and from the Bay Area.
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