Firefighters extinguish grass fire that closed Foothill Road early Monday

2-acre blaze stopped before spreading into Pleasanton Ridge

Firefighters have extinguished a two-alarm brush fire in Pleasanton late Sunday night.

Fire officials said responded to the area of Foothill Road at Laurel Creek Drive on reports of burning vegetation at 11:27 p.m. Sunday.

The fire was at the base of the Pleasanton Ridge and had the potential to spread into the wilderness and threaten residences.

With assistance from Cal Fire and the Alameda County Fire Department, the fire was stopped at 12:10 a.m. and contained to just two acres of grass and some oak trees.

The Pleasanton police closed a portion of Foothill Road in both directions as firefighters battled the blaze, and are currently investigating the cause of the fire.

Jade Atkins, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Henry
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jul 25, 2016 at 9:56 am

Thanks to our firefighters for so quickly extinguishing this blaze which so easily could have become a disaster. My wife and I awoke to the smell of smoke a little after midnight, first checked out our home for any fire or heat, then walked outside checking the yard and immediate neighborhood. All was calm and quiet in Pleasanton Valley, but the smell of smoke was heavy and the sky was a bit smoky. We knew a fire was not too far away, and we again appreciate those who are ready to protect us 24 hours a day.

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