LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — Firefighters battled a vegetation fire apparently started by a burning car in Livermore next to Interstate Highway 580 Thursday afternoon, the third fire of the day burning in the Livermore area.
The Alameda County Fire Department said the fire reached three alarms and was burning in the area of Greenville Road and westbound 580.READ MORE: Palo Alto Launches Response Team for People Experiencing Mental Health Crises
At around 3:15 p.m., the California Highway Patrol said a vehicle was on fire along westbound 580 east of Greenville Road, blocking the right lane.
Fire is now at 3 alarms.
— Alameda County Fire (@AlamedaCoFire) June 18, 2020
As of 4:17 p.m. the fire department tweeted that forward progress of the fire had been stopped.READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
Earlier Thursday, two other grass fires burned in Livermore, including one that burned 28 acres near the Sandia National Laboratory complex before it was fully contained.
The other fire burned 1.5 acres about five miles east of Lake Del Valle.MORE NEWS: Yuba County Agency Mulls Water Shipments to Bay Area Counties
There was no official word on what caused the fires.