VIDEO: Grass fire damages homes in Vallejo, contained at 40 acres

VALLEJO (KRON) — Crews are battling a four-alarm grass fire that is threatening homes in Vallejo Thursday afternoon.

A car fire on eastbound I-80 just east of the Carquinez Bridge toll plaza was reported at 12:45 p.m.

The fire then spread to a hillside.

The fire is also affecting traffic in the area and some lanes of eastbound Highway 80 have been closed at the Carquinez Bridge toll plaza.

Those lanes are expected to open up at about 5:45 p.m., CHP officials said.

The fire engulfed 40 acres and burned about four homes on the 100 block of Barington Drive at Bayhurst Drive. Vallejo spokeswoman Joanna Altman said the four affected homes had broken windows but their structures were intact.

The fire was fully contained at around 4:30 p.m.

Residents impacted by the fire can meet the Red Cross in the parking lot of Joseph H. Wardlaw Elementary School, 1698 Oakwood Ave.

Residents should shelter in place and turn off air conditioning units until the smoke subsides.

Firefighters from Cal Fire, Fairfield, Cordelia, Vacaville, Benicia, Crockett and American Canyon responded to the wildland fire that also drew strike team crews, dozers, hand crews, an air attack and a full wildland response.

The City of Vallejo activated its Emergency Operations Center during the fire.

Stay with KRON4 News for updates




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