SOLANO COUNTY (CBS13) – Firefighters are working to contain a 183-acre vegetation fire in unincorporated Solano County Wednesday afternoon, Cal Fire officials said.
Crews have been battling the grass fire in Solano County between Fairfield and Benicia since late Wednesday morning, according to CBS Sacramento.
According to California Highway Patrol, the fire is off of Lopes Road, near Marshview Road. The fire is believed to have started on the right shoulder of Interstate 680, then moved west.
There is a fire Lopes Road at Marshview Road. Lopes Road is currently closed between Marshview Road and Parish Road. The fire is not affecting Interstate 680. pic.twitter.com/PqEsJ3ZTZ4
— CHP SOLANO (@ChpSolano) July 24, 2019
As a result of the fire, Lopes Road is closed between Marshview and Parish roads.
Cal Fire said the so-called Marshview Fire has burned about 80 acres as of about 12:30 p.m. The size had increased to over 180 acres shortly before 3 p.m., but crew had increased containment to 40 percent.
#Marshviewfire Off Marshview Road and Highway 680, South of Cordelia in Solano County is 183
acres and 50% contained.
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) July 24, 2019
I-680 is not affected by the fire, CHP says.
No evacuations have been issued.