There is a fire in the brush area off of westbound Highway 24 in Orinda. The fire is located between the Orinda and St. Stephens exits.
Firefighters believe there is no threat to any property, and that the fire should be under control shortly.
Although the fire is off to the side of the highway, the far right lane on westbound Highway 24 has been closed and is causing some major traffic in the area. Vehicles are currently moving about 20-30 miles per hour through the area, but the traffic is slowly building up and slowing down the entire highway.