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Hercules opens evacuation center for Crockett residents, pets

An evacuation center has been established for Crockett residents, who have been told to evacuate due to a fast-moving grass fire burning near Interstate Highway 80.

The center is at the Hercules Swim Center at 2001 Refugio Valley Road in Hercules, the Contra Costa Fire Protection District.

The fire appears to have spread from one that started Sunday morning across the Carquinez Strait near the Carquinez Bridge toll plaza in Vallejo.

The Carquinez Bridge and adjacent portions of Interstate Highway 80 are closed to traffic, as is the Cummings Skyway.

Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Residents in Crockett, Calif. have been ordered to evacuate Sunday, October 27, 2019 due to a fast-moving fire that originated in Vallejo, Calif., near the Carquinez Bridge toll plaza.

The district said:

“Residents south of Pomona Street, west of Crockett Blvd and east of Highway 80 should evacuate now.” 

Evacuees are advised to take only essential items that they have ready and to lock their homes. Pets should be on a leash or in a cage.

The department said those physically unable to leave your home unassisted should call 911 immediately, but otherwise asked the community to stay off telephones unless there is a life-threatening emergency.

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