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I-80 reopening near Vallejo after large brush fire

I-80 is starting to reopen as the Glen Cove fire in Vallejo continues to burn.

VALLEJO, Calif. — Update 2:36 p.m. 

All westbound lanes of I-80 have reopened near Crockett after a large brush Sunday afternoon. 

Two eastbound lanes of I-80 are also reopen. 

Embers from the Glen Cove fire near Vallejo are believed to have sparked the brush fire near Crockett. Fire crews remain on the scene putting out hot spots. 

The Sky fire along I-80 and Cummings Skyway burned 150 acres and was declared 50 percent contained as of 1:22 p.m. 

Update: 2:30 p.m.

CHP-Contra Costa has reported that I-80 will remain completely closed between Hwy-4, through the Carquinez bridge, to I-780 in Vallejo. No time for reopening has been established. 

Cummings Skyway is also closed between Crockett Boulevard and I-80, but is expected to open towards Hwy-4 for traffic from Crockett and Port Costa.

Update 11:15 a.m.

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District has issued an evacuation warning for the entire town of Crockett. 

Evacuations are currently underway for areas of south of Pomona Street. The evacuation center is located at the Hercules Swim Center, 2001 Refugio Valley Road in Hercules.

Update 10:30 a.m.

CHP-Contra Costa has tweeted that Interstate 80, between Highway 4 and I-780 in Vallejo, and the Carquinez bridge, are closed due to the Glen Cove fire in Vallejo.

Eastbound traffic along I-80 is being rerouted eastbound Hwy-4 towards Martinez. Cummings Skyway is also closed at Crockett Blvd.

Original story

A 150 acre wildfire broke out Sunday morning, around 9 a.m., near Vallejo with flames coming dangerously close to homes and forcing a college to evacuate at the northeast end of San Francisco Bay.

According to ABC7 in the Bay Area, Interstate 80 is closed northbound at the Carquinez Bridge. Because of the fire, motorists are being forced away from the toll plaza near the bridge. ABC7's chopper caught homeowners using hoses on a hillside to try and fight it.

The Cal Maritime campus in Vallejo has evacuated because of the fire. The wildfire halted traffic at the Carquinez Bridge toll booth as the freeway became shrouded in thick smoke.

This is a developing story and more information will be provided when it becomes available.

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