Wildfire near Interstate 580 in Livermore shuts down freeway lanes

LIVERMORE — Three lanes on a Bay Area freeway were closed Tuesday morning for about a mile after a vegetation fire broke out, authorities said.

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Just after putting out 14,000-acre Corral Fire, crews battled another brush fire in Livermore

The fire was burning in the vicinity of the North Flynn Road exit off Interstate 580, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The agency issued a Sig Alert for severe traffic after shutting down all but the far left two lanes in the eastbound direction about 8:15 a.m.

It was unclear how fast the fire was moving or how many acres had burned. Fire officials from the Alameda County Fire Department and Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department did not return messages immediately.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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