Firefighters knock out 4-acre Pleasanton fire overnight

A vegetation fire broke out in Pleasanton, Calif. the night of July 27, 2019 in a hillside area at Independence Drive and Bernal Avenue.

A vegetation fire burned about 4 acres on a Pleasanton hillside Saturday night but was quickly halted without injuries or damage to buildings.

The fire was reported shortly before 9 p.m. in the area just east of Independence Drive at Bernal Avenue. According to the Pleasanton Police Department, residents said:

“[The fire] was visible on the hillside near a large oak tree and spreading quickly.” 

The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department, Alameda County Fire Department, and Cal Fire responded, while Pleasanton police closed streets and worked to notify people in some 50 nearby residences.

It was originally reported the fire burned 15 acres, but that estimate was downgraded to 4 acres with the containment update at 10:42 p.m., according to Alameda fire officials. Containment was reached

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.

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