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Grass fire near Altamont Pass destroys home, outbuildings

Utility worker's vehicle may have set some grass on fire, fire chief says

Two structures were destroyed in a 5-acre grass fire Wednesday afternoon in an area off

Altamont Pass Road near the Altamont Landfill.

Battalion Chief Stephanie Radecke of Alameda County Fire said heat from a catalytic converter or a diesel particulate filter on an utility worker's vehicle may have set some grass on fire.

The fire extended to some ranch property where an outbuilding and a small home were destroyed before the flames were extinguished at 3:01 p.m.

No one was injured in the blaze, Radecke said.

Keith Burbank, Bay City News

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