Burning cars block lanes on Carquinez Bridge, 3 suspects arrested

Traffic backed up on the Carquinez Bridge after cars catch fire late Tuesday night.
Traffic backed up on the Carquinez Bridge after cars catch fire late Tuesday night. Photo credit KCBS Radio

A fiery car crash shut down lanes along the Carquinez Bridge between Vallejo and Crockett late Tuesday night, according to reporting by KPIX.

What started as a Contra Costa County sheriff’s pursuit of suspects in a vehicle ended in the car colliding with another driver, the station reported.

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Both cars caught fire, causing multiple lanes to be blocked off for hours that night.

The California Highway Patrol issued its first sig-alert around 9 p.m., the station reported, saying that a vehicle had caught fire on Interstate 80.