Blaze closes Highway 12 in Solano County, CHP says, as fire burns on both sides of roadway

Highway 12 is closed after a grass fire jumped the road west of Rio Vista in Solano County and was burning on both sides of the road Wednesday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol said.

Firefighters were at the scene and battling fire on both side of the roundabout at the junction of Highway 12 and Highway 113, according to the Solano County CHP office.

Officers were also at the scene to help direct traffic, but have now closed the road as firefighters continue to work in the area.

The Suisun City Fire Department have responded to the incident. The size of the fire is unclear.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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