Antioch grass fire leads to Hwy. 4 traffic alert

ANTIOCH — The California Highway Patrol has issued a Sig-alert after a car that caught fire sparked grasslands and led to closure of a Highway 4 on-ramp and two lanes.

Just after 6 p.m., a vehicle in eastbound lanes just east of Highway 160 became engulfed in flames, catching a nearby hillside on fire, a CHP officer said.

Firefighters were on scene at 6:13 p.m., and the CHP called the alert to close the ramp to northbound Hwy. 160, as well as Hwy 4’s No. 2 and 3 lanes. The No. 2 lane reopened just after 7:10 p.m..

No injuries were reported and no alternate routes were available, and drivers are advised to avoid the area or budget additional travel time.

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Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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