LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — A wildfire burning along Interstate Highway 580 at the eastern edge of Livermore’s city limits prompted the California Highway Patrol to issue a Sig-alert Monday afternoon.
The fire was reported around 3:15 p.m. in the vicinity of Greenville Road and Highway 580, and a Sig-alert was issued at 3:45 p.m.READ MORE: Man Found Shot Dead In East Oakland
The blaze burned 17 acres, but was fully contained within 45 minutes of firefighters arriving on scene. No injuries were reported. The fire was caused by the wheel of a pickup truck falling off, possibly due to mechanical failure, according to Alameda County Fire.
Around 4:30 p.m. two out of four westbound lanes of traffic had reopened, but there were still severe delays for hours.READ MORE: Fremont Police Surrounds Home Following Shooting; 1 Injured
All lanes were reopened at 6:47 p.m.
A helicopter was seen picking up water nearby to dump on the hot spots of the blackened hillside. The Alameda County Fire Department, Cal Fire and the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department responded to fight the blaze.MORE NEWS: California AG Becerra Warns Of Tacked-On COVID Fees Consumer May Not Have To Pay
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