LIVERMORE (CBS SF) – According to Cal Fire officials, firefighters took on a 200-acre grass fire east of Livermore on Tuesday.

The fire started at just after 12 noon near the intersection of Patterson Pass Road and Cross Road. While firefighters had yet to contain the fire at about 2:30 p.m., forward progress has been stopped, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Jim Crawford. “There’s a lot of dry grass and we are definitely in the peak of fire season so it’s able to burn very quickly,” Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant said.

Twelve engines, two bulldozers, two helicopters and two inmate hand crews battled the blaze. In addition, four air tankers were also deployed but were released as of 2:30 p.m.

No structures were threatened.

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