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Brush Fire Along I-580 In Livermore Contained, Lanes Reopen

LIVERMORE (CBS SF) -- A brush fire burning along I-580 in Livermore blocked eastbound lanes for 90 minutes before being contained Thursday, according to authorities.

The Twitter account for the Dublin CHP office first tweeted about the fire at around 10:23 p.m. A short time later, issued an alert that that all eastbound lanes of I-580 were blocked west of Livermore Avenue.

While the left lanes were opened a short time later, the right lanes remain blocked with firefighter activity and smoke in the area contributing to slow traffic.

As of 11 a.m., CHP was still reporting a severe traffic alert in the area as the fight to contain the brush fire continued. Forward progress of the fire was stopped within a half an hour, with containment established not long afterwards.

Shortly after 12 p.m., officials confirmed that all lanes had reopened. Drivers should expect some residual delays in the area.

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