LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — Alameda County Fire Department, Livermore-Pleasanton and CalFire firefighters had 90 percent containment Sunday night on two separate grass fires.
The fires burned a total of about 60 acres along state Highway 84 between the Ruby Hills area southwest of Livermore and the GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Center.READ MORE: Rising Sea Level Threatens Stinson Beach Neighborhoods
Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department firefighters responded to the initial alarm at about 3:50 p.m., and were joined by firefighters from the Alameda County Fire Department and CalFire.READ MORE: Kaiser Employees Win $11.5 Million Class-Action, Race-Discrimination Lawsuit
The fire agencies mobilized 30 engines, two tankers, helicopters and two bulldozers to fight the fast-moving fires, and it took about two hours to achieve 90 percent containment, said Aaron Lacey, a battalion chief with Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.
The California Highway Patrol closed some lanes of Highway 84 in the Pigeon Pass area at the height of the firefighting work.MORE NEWS: Bay Area Teams Ready to Welcome Fans But Impact of Fake Vaccination Cards Is Unknown
No injuries were reported, and no structures were burned, but some PG&E power poles sustained damage, Lacey said.