Brush fire near I-280 contained


A brush fire off the side of northbound Interstate Highway 280 near Belmont has been contained, officials said.

The fire was reported just after 9:50 a.m. near the I-280 and state Highway 92 interchange, west of Belmont, according to the CHP.

Two lanes were shut down and remain closed this afternoon as crews monitor the area, a CHP dispatcher said.

Belmont police posted a tweet around 12:30 p.m. stating the fire was contained and no injuries or property damage had been reported.

Police had reported heavy smoke in the area, but said no evacuations were needed.

Belmont police also posted a photo of a Cal Fire helicopter putting water onto the grass fire.

Earlier today, Cal Fire officials had tweeted that the blaze had spread to 15 acres.

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