Vegetation fire burns 20 acres in Pleasanton

Incident Sunday caused by heavy equipment

A fire consumed 20 acres of vegetation in Pleasanton Sunday afternoon before being extinguished.

Local emergency responders said the fire was reported shortly before 4:30 p.m. Sunday off of Dublin Canyon Road and Schaefer Ranch Road.

Cal Fire, paramedics and fire departments of the East Bay Regional Park District responded to the scene.

The fire was contained at 20 acres. No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported, according to the Alameda County Fire Department.

Firefighters determined the incident was a result of heavy equipment coming in contact with a rock.


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Posted by WayUpThere
a resident of West of Foothill
on Sep 20, 2016 at 9:33 am

Little bit of a scare Sunday afternoon. Definitely not something we want to see on our hills. Luckily, it was on the other side of the hill, further away than it looked. Many, many thanks to the fantastic combined efforts of the Livermore-Pleasanton, Alameda County, and State of California firefighters who jumped on this quickly with everything they had. Awesome watching a jet precision dropping that bright orange fire retardant from the sky! They so quickly were transporting bulldozers up the ridge, and helicopters were up almost immediately. Very impressive and we are very thankful!

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Posted by KM
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Sep 20, 2016 at 1:23 pm

KM is a registered user.

We have Awesome First Responders in our town. We are blessed. Thank you for all you do!

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