MARTINEZ, Calif. (KTVU) - Forward progress of a 30-acre, four-alarm vegetation fire has been stopped, according to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Friday night. The department and supporting agencies are battling the brush fire.
As of 7:47 PM, California Highway Patrol reported that there is a severe traffic alert due to the fire on westbound CA-4 at Alhambra Avenue in Martinez. All lanes are closed.
Traffic is being diverted off to Alhambra Ave. Traffic is being diverted to Franklin Canyon Road. Motorists are advised to expect delays and to use alternate routes to avoid the area. There is no estimated time to reopen the roadway.
The fire was first reported at 7:13 p.m.
Highway 4 pic.twitter.com/a1V7ovYURt— Center Juncture (@CenterJuncture) August 18, 2018
#AlhambraIC forward progress of the fire is stopped at 30 acres— Confire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) August 18, 2018
Alhambra way pic.twitter.com/LLs0V79WZh— Kat Adamo (@KwithaKat) August 18, 2018
#AlhambraIC at 3 alarms plus structure protection. Multiple fires at more than 30 acres, hwy 4 west of Alhambra in Martinez— Confire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) August 18, 2018
ConFire, and supporting agencies, attacking a 30-acre, three-alarm vegetation fire in the vicinity of Alhambra Road on Hwy 4. Expect closures on Hwy 4 and vicinity. Please avoid the area.— Confire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) August 18, 2018