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Saturday, June 8, 2013

CA-SCU-#VascoFire Brush/Grass Fire 240 acres, 100% Vasco Road near 580 Alameda County #CaFire

#SCU New Start Altamont Midnight - 10 acres, one report of mile long front

This photo was taken near the southern entrance to the Los Vaqueros Reservoir this afternoon. In total, 25 engines, 4 air tankers, 2 helicopters and 8 chief officers from ACFD, Cal Fire, Livermore-Pleasanton FD and the Los Vaqueros staff contained the fire to 240 acres. One Cal Fire firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Cal Fire.

Cal Fire: More than 240 acres charred north of Livermore
By Kristin J. Bender, Contra Costa Times
LIVERMORE -- Firefighters have contained a rapidly moving grass fire that charred 240 acres off Vasco and North Vasco roads north of Livermore, a Cal Fire spokesman said Saturday afternoon.
One firefighter was sent to a hospital for an evaluation after he became ill fighting the fire, said Div. Chief Jim Crawford. No injuries were reported and the fire did not damage any buildings, although at one point remote structures were threatened, Crawford said.
Fire crews have stopped the spread of fire but the fire has not been controlled, Crawford said. Smoke from the blaze can be seen from Interstate 580.
Crews arrived at the scene on the north side of I-580 at about 10:15 a.m. and the fire was under control in about two hours, Crawford said. Crews will be on scene most of Saturday checking for hot spots and mopping up. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Update 1910: SCU   Brush/Grass Fire Vasco Road near 580 Alameda County contained at 240 acres.
View from 580 around 10:45 AM Credit:  FR33Maison

View from 580! around 10:30
Update 1224hrs: 150 acres, Forward spread stopped.

Location: Vasco Rd near WM. Full brush enroute W/ AA,AT, copter 5 Ac at this time. large column seen Vasco / I580
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