LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — Firefighters contained a vegetation fire on Mines Road in Livermore that burned around 11 acres, Cal Fire said Monday evening.
The fire, first reported shortly after 2 p.m., had a “moderate to dangerous” rate of spread, Cal Fire said on Twitter. The fire was dubbed the Mines Fire.READ MORE: Panel Selects Archie Willams as New Name for Drake High in Marin County
#Minesfire [update] Mines Rd, Livermore (Alameda County). Aircraft has made good progress slowing down the fire, retardant has been applied around the perimeter. Ground resources are beginning to arrive at scene. AA460 estimating 20-25 acres pic.twitter.com/Uf9NACxWfL
— CAL FIRE SCU (@calfireSCU) September 2, 2019READ MORE: East Bay Fire Departments Ready Their Resources for Dry, Dangerous Season
Aircraft support dropped flame retardant around the perimeter of the blaze, which resulted in “good progress” in slowing down the fire’s rate of spread, Cal Fire said.
The retardant gave ground resources time to arrive to the scene to assist with containment.MORE NEWS: Evacuations Ordered as Wildfire Burns in Butte County North of Chico
Crews will remain on the scene Monday evening to conduct mop up operations.