Grass fires cause I-880 delays

Grass fires reported along southbound Interstate Highway 880 in Hayward Tuesday are causing lane and on-ramp closures and traffic delays, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Three right and center southbound Highway 880 lanes were blocked as of noontime as of a result of the fires, which were reported shortly after 11 a.m., according to the CHP. The Tennyson Road on-ramp is also closed and drivers are being advised to avoid the area because of heavy traffic.

Hayward Fire Department spokesman Capt. Don Nichelson said there were about three spot fires stretching from Tennyson Road to Industrial Boulevard that burned about an acre.

No structures were threatened and the fires were under control by about 11:50 a.m., but fire crews will remain in the area for a while checking for hot spots, Nichelson said.