Sunol: Firefighter crews battle Calaveras Fire near reservoir – East Bay Times

Firefighters from multiple East Bay departments were at the scene of a vegetation fire Sunday afternoon outside Sunol, authorities said.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Alameda County Fire Department firefighters responded to Calaveras and Indian Creek roads for a report of multiple vegetation fires, and found about 10 acres on fire with a moderate rate of spread moving toward the Calaveras Reservoir.

By 2:20 p.m., crews requested a local-agency strike team, and two Oakland Fire Department engines and a battalion chief headed over to help target the fire, according to a social-media post around 2:55 p.m.

As of 6:15 p.m., the fire was estimated at about 850 acres with zero-percent containment, and about ten homes along Welch Creek Road were under mandatory evacuation.

Smoke from that fire could be seen as far away as Fremont, with fire resources there looping in residents via a social-media post.

There were no immediate reports of threatened structures or injuries.

Check back for updates.

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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