SOLANO COUNTY, Calif. — Firefighters successfully extinguished a fire that sparked just off Interstate 80 to the northeast of Vacaville, Friday afternoon.
The fire reportedly started near Midway Road and Gentile Lane on the west side of the highway. It then jumped the interstate and started burning on the east side. Heavy smoke billowing from the fire was visible for miles.
Luckily, a prepositioned strike team was able to keep the fire from spreading out of control. Crews from Solano, Rio Vista, Montezuma, and Cal Fire all responded.
Smoke from the fire temporarily shut down traffic on the westbound side of the highway, according to Caltrans District 4.
Crews stopped the fire at 90 acres. The cause has not yet been determined.