FAIRFIELD — A vehicle fire forced temporary closure Monday afternoon of a portion of Interstate 680 in Fairfield.
The fire was reported on northbound I-680 just south of Gold Hill Road. It blocked one lane of traffic, which prompted a regional traffic alert shortly after 1:15 p.m.
All lanes were open shortly before 2 p.m. – a little more than an hour after the fire was reported, according to the regional Transportation Management Center.
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Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid Washington Redskins fan, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.