Traffic moving again after fires shut down I-80 at Carquinez Bridge

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VALLEJO (KRON) — Two fires are burning Sunday morning in Vallejo and Crockett on opposite sides of the Carquinez Bridge.

According to authorities, two westbound Interstate-80 at the Carquinez Bridge have reopened around 2:45 p.m., as well as two eastbound lanes.

All lanes have since been reopened.

All evacuation orders have been lifted in the town in Crockett as crews gain an upper hand on the Sky Fire.

As of 12:24 p.m., the 200-acre Sky Fire burning in Crockett is now 50% contained.

The fires have shut down Interstate 80 in both directions between Highway 4 and I-780.

Eastbound I-80 traffic is now being diverted to Highway 4 toward Martinez.

The Cummings Skyway is also closed at Crockett Boulevard because of the fire, the CHP said.

The highway patrol first reported the Vallejo fire around 9:07 a.m.

That fire, named the Glen Cove Fire, is burning near homes in the Glen Cove area of Vallejo.

The first fire jumped the freeway over toward Crockett, causing the second fire on the Contra Costa County side.

The second fire has been named the Sky Fire and is burning 200 acres, CAL Fire said.

Evacuations were underway south of Pomona Street in Crockett because of the fire.

An evacuation warning was also in place for the entire town of Crockett.

An evacuation center is open for affected residents at the Hercules Swim Center at 2001 Refugio Valley Road.

>> Interactive Evacuation Map

Mandatory evacuation in Crockett due to fire.

Both directions of I-80 are closed and drivers are being forced to turn around at the toll plaza.

Photos show plumes of smoke above the Carquinez Bridge.

Video obtained by KRON4 shows drivers immersed in smoke driving on the bridge.

The Cal State Maritime campus has also been evacuated due to the fire.

In statement, the college said, “Final stages of a campus evacuation due to the fire. At the beginning of the emergency, only 150-200 cadets were on campus because classes and activities had been canceled for the remainder of the weekend and Monday.”

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