Crews battle fires burning across Bay Area

Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Fire crews are responding to multiple fires across the Bay Area on Monday afternoon.


A fire is burning in Benicia near the Interstate 680 and 780 split, according to authorities.

Around 1:22 p.m. a tree was reportedly burning on the right-hand side near the E. Fifth Street offramp.

The blaze got close to a storage lot for new vehicles, according to the CHP.

The California Highway Patrol in Solano County reported that I-680 southbound has been closed at the Benicia Bridge.

All lanes have since been reopened.

At this time, drivers are advised to avoid the area and use alternate routes.


Fairfield Police Department

A grass fire broke out at the bottom of Nelson Hill near Mountain Meadows Drive on Monday.

At this time, residents on Scotch Pine Court, Early Amber Court, and Sierra Court are being evacuated.

The police department says these streets are currently closed:

  • Link Road between Cordelia Road and Pittman Road
  • Cordelia Road between Link Road and Thomason Lane

Authorities advise residents to avoid the area.

Cal Fire reported that the fire has grown to 50 acres.

No other details have been released at this time.

Fremont/Union City

A grass fire broke out off of Patterson Ranch Road near Alameda Creek Trail.

The fire grew to 39 acres.

Smoke was blowing through Fremont, Union City and Newark dur to wind.

Crews will remain on the scene Monday evening.


Crews responded to two fires in the area of Rodeo on Monday afternoon, which merged as they grw bigger.

A fast-moving grass fire started burning along Interstate-80 eastbound which caused the number 4 lane to close.

The fire is burning near the Cummings Skyway offramp, which was closed down.

Contra Costa Fire reported that the fire had grown to 60 acres and Cal Fire Air was assisting at this time.

It was first reported around 1:54 p.m.

All lanes of I-80 have since been reopened.

The second fire was reported near California Street and Springwood Street.

Around 4 p.m. Contra Costa Fire reported that no structures are threatened at this time and that Highway 4 remains open.

The fires merged and grew to 230-acres.

Contra Costa Fire officials reported that the forward progress of the California Fire has been stopped.

Crews will remain on scene throughout the night to mop up the scene.

No other details have been released at this time.

West Marin

Crews responded to a grass fire on the west side of Tomales Bay near Pierce Point Road.

The fire was first reported around 2:56 p.m. between Tomales Point and White Gulch.

At this time, no structures are threatened and no evacuations are in place.

The fire has grown to about 4-acres and fire crews say they have made good progress on the blaze.

Drivers on Highway 1 reported seeing smoke in the area.

Check back for more updates as KRON4 learns more.

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