Tanker fire in Richmond shuts down I-80

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RICHMOND, Calif. (KRON) – All lanes are closed on I-80 at Hilltop Drive after an 800-gallon tanker caught fire Saturday.

The incident happened on westbound I-80. Both east and west-bound directions are closed at this time.

California Highway Patrol and fire crews are on scene evacuating the area.

A shelter-in-place for the area was issued just before 1 p.m.

As of around 6:20 p.m., the shelter-in-place was lifted with the exception of Wiswall Drive between Joanne Drive and O’Brien Road and on Collette Drive between Wiswall Drive and O’Brien Drive.

Officials ask the public to continue to avoid I-80.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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