Vallejo fire: Harrowing video shows flames on both sides of I-80

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
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Vallejo fire: Drivers surrounded by fire crossing Carquinez Bridge

VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- Harrowing new eyewitness video obtained by ABC7 News gives a close-up view of the fire that broke out near the Carquinez Bridge on Sunday morning.

The footage was shot from inside a car traveling on Interstate 80. In it, heavy smoke can be seen billowing from flames on both sides of the roadway. The driver appears to pass through the worst of the fire and make it onto the Carquinez Bridge before looking back at a large plume of dark smoke.

RELATED: Fires cause evacuation of Cal Maritime, I-80 closure in Vallejo

The fire has forced the evacuation of the Cal Maritime Academy, Crockett south of Pomona, east of I-80 and west of Crockett.

SKY7 was over the area Sunday morning when it spotted several spot fires on both sides of Interstate 80. Neighbors could be seen on a hillside hosing down their properties as the flames inched closer to their homes.

PHOTOS: Fire breaks out in Vallejo near Carquinez Bridge

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An eyewitness photo shows a fire that broke out in Vallejo on Sunday, Oct. 27. (albertdng/Instagram)