Grass fire near Interstate 580 shuts down lanes

Firefighters battled a grass fire near Interstate Highway 580 near Livermore, Calif. on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. 

A grass fire in Livermore on Tuesday morning shut down three lanes and brought traffic to a halt in the area.

The fire was reported at about 7:45 a.m. near eastbound Interstate 580 east of North Flynn Road.

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Smoke was seen visible from the side of the road.  

The California Highway Patrol issued a sig alert.

The CHP said the right lanes were blocked and advised motorists to avoid the area.

As of about 9:00 a.m., fire crews managed to contain the fire but remained on scene for mop-up and to monitor the situation.