NOVATO (CBS SF) — A vegetation fire burning in unincorporated Novato Tuesday afternoon in the area of Highway 37 led to some evacuations which have since been lifted, according to officials.

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said evacuation orders were issued for areas around Atherton Ave. and Blackpoint.


The Marin County Fire Department said the fire burned just under seven acres and the cause was still under investigation.

Evacuation orders were in effect for areas surrounding Green Point Lane, Woodview Lane, Hampton Lane and Crest Road, but were lifted around 3 p.m., sheriff’s officials said.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fire has prompted the closure of the transition ramps from U.S. Highway 101 to eastbound Highway 37, as well as other roads and ramps in the area. Some of the closed roads have since reopened.

There was no immediate word on any damage to property or injuries.