Vegetation fire reported in Solano County, near Rio Vista

Fire crews are working to put out a vegetation fire in Solano County late Wednesday afternoon, according to the sheriff’s office.

The fire is said to be located near where Highway 12 and Highway 113 meet, close to Rio Vista.

“Please be aware of your surroundings while driving and yield to the right for emergency vehicles,” the Solano County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post just after 4:10 p.m.

The fire does not appear to be in the area of the PG&E power shutoffs, however, according to live outage maps. The National Weather Service has a red-flag warning in effect for the North Bay mountains and valleys, and the East Bay hills and valleys. For the higher elevations in the North and East Bay hills, overnight wind speeds are expected to average 20 to 30 mph, with isolated gusts of up to 45 to 55 mph.

A portion of Highway 12 was briefly shut down due to the fire for just under an hour, but was later reopened as of 5:26 p.m., California Highway Patrol confirmed.

SFGATE has reached out to the Rio Vista Fire Department and the Montezuma Fire Protection District, and we will update the story as more details become available.

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SFGATE digital editor Amy Graff contributed to this report.

Dianne de Guzman is a Digital Editor at SFGATE. Email: dianne.deguzman@sfgate.com

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