Mandatory evacuation orders that were put into place in Fairfield have been lifted.
They were in place for several hours Monday afternoon as a fire tore through Nelson Hill, an area near the Pittman Road exit on I-80.
Monday afternoon fire trucks were situated up and down both Link and Cordelia Roads. Fairfield Fire Chief Tony Velasquez tells us that no one was hurt and no homes burned. He does say an outbuilding burned but it wasn't being used for anything.
The Mountain Meadows Fire that burned 60 acres Monday afternoon and evening off Mountain Meadows Drive was under control as about 7:20 p.m., police Lt. Jausiah Jacobsen said.
The fire started a little after 4:30 p.m. and 30 houses had to be evacuated, Businesses too were notified or evacuated, Jacobsen said.
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No houses or businesses have been damaged and no one has been injured, he said.
Evacuations have been lifted and all roads but Cordelia Road have been reopened. Cordelia Road is expected to be closed until 10 p.m. or 11 p.m., police said.
Crews were also battling a 4-alarm fire near Highway 680 in Benecia which forced the closure of several southbound lanes before the Carquinez Bridge.
The fire was first reported around 1:20 p.m. and quickly grew.
**Update** Benicia Bridge-All Lanes Open. ———- I-80 e/b, from Willow to Cummings Skyway, #4 lane still closed. ————Additionally, the entire Cummings Skyway roadway is closed between Hwy-4 and I-80 due to the fire.— CHP - Contra Costa (@320PIO) July 6, 2020
Fire officials say at least four acres burned on a side of I-680 and one acre on the opposite side.
I-680 southbound is closed at the Benicia Bridge due to a fire, for an unknown period of time. Please plan ahead, use alternative routes.— CHP SOLANO (@ChpSolano) July 6, 2020
In Rodeo, crews battled another vegetation fire burning close to homes near eastbound Highway 80 and Cummings Skyway onramp.
Contra Costa Fire Department says forward progress has been stopped and approximately 230 acres have burned.
Forward progress stopped on the California Fire burning this afternoon in the wilderness area between I80, Cummings Skyway and Hwy 4. Contained at approximately 230 acres. No structures involved and no injuries. Mop up and fire watch will continue into the night. #californiaic— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) July 7, 2020
Officials say no structures were damaged and no injuries were reported.
CAL FIRE air attack was at the scene and fire watch will continue into the evening.
It is unknown what caused the fires.
Bay City News contributed to this report.