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Sheriff orders Crockett residents to ‘leave now’ as Vallejo fire spreads

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An immediate evacuation notice has been issued for residents of the unincorporated town of Crockett due to a “fast moving fire,” the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department said in an advisory.

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.

The department said:

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

“Leave now and go towards westbound Highway 80 or San Pablo Avenue.”

Evacuees are advised to take only essential items that they have ready and to lock their homes.

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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