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Vehicle Fire Spreads To Hillside Along I-80 In Vallejo

VALLEJO (CBS SF) -- A vehicle fire on Interstate Highway 80 led to a multi-alarm wildfire in South Vallejo near Glen Cove late Wednesday afternoon.

The fire is burning on the eastbound side of the highway near the toll plaza, the Vallejo Fire Department said via Twitter around 4:45 p.m.

RAW: Chopper 5 Video Of Fire On Hill Along I-80 In Vallejo

VALLEJO FIRE While a large blaze that was started by a car fire on the shoulder of I-80 in Vallejo currently isn't threatening any homes, it is creating a huge plume of smoke and slowing traffic considerably. More on the fire:

Posted by KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Firefighters estimate that the blaze is currently between 10 and 30 acres in size, and they've requested assistance from Cal Fire.

There are two eastbound lanes blocked on Highway 80, but no homes are currently threatened, firefighters said. The lane closures have caused a significant back-up in that direction.

Shortly after 6 p.m., Vallejo Fire ordered three additional brush engines to aid in fighting the fire.

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