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Fire along southbound I-880 at Mowry in Fremont triggers traffic alert

FREMONT -- A brush fire burning along southbound I-880 in Fremont Tuesday afternoon has closed the Mowry Avenue onramp and right lane, impacting traffic according to authorities.

CHP reported the brush fire and issued a severe traffic alert just after 3:30 p.m. CHP and Fremont Fire units are on the scene. 

Joaquin Spengemann
Fremont brush fire burning along I-880 Fremont brush fire burning along I-880

At one point, the onramp and multiple southbound lanes were blocked and traffic passing through the area is slow due to smoke. As of shortly before 4 p.m., the left and center lanes were open and the right lane remained blocked. Flames could be seen in video from dash cameras on cars passing through the area. 

As of shortly before 5:30 p.m., all southbound lanes of I-880 were reopened, but the onramp was still closed.

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