Brush Fire in Hercules
Brush Fire in Hercules Near Interstate 80 Under Control, according to fire officials.
Hercules fire officials ordered evacuations in the areas of Crab Apple Court, Stone Pine Court, Eucalyptus Knoll, towards I-80, and an immediate evacuation was ordered for a portion of Zonehaven Zone HER-003.
A fire in the city of Hercules early Monday morning threatened buildings and forced a brief evacuation near Interstate 80, according to fire officials.
But a blanket permit was issued shortly thereafter, and fire officials said the fire was under control.
Firefighters posted a video of the blaze inches from the western lanes of I-80 through Hercules.
Officials later said the flames should be brought under control soon, but highway traffic would still be affected by firefighting vehicles and equipment.
Crews from the Rodeo-Hercules Fire Department, Crockett-Carkenes Fire Department, and Contra Costa Fire District responded to the scene.