Fire forces closure of Richmond Parkway

June 30, 2010 9:21:00 PM PDT
A grass fire came dangerously close to some homes in San Pablo.

It started in an area right next to the Richmond Parkway at Giant Road around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

The fire came right up to a backyard of a San Pablo home, but fire crews managed to stop it at the fence line.

Traffic was stopped for miles as firefighters battled the flames. The road closure caused a significant backup for late afternoon commuters.

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