30-acre brush fire in Martinez closes Highway 4

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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.