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.
— Alameda County Fire (@AlamedaCoFire) August 16, 2020
— Oakland Firefighters (@OaklandFireLive) August 16, 2020
There is currently a vegetation fire in the area of Calaveras Rd & Indian Creek Rd in Sunol, and smoke from the fire is visible in Fremont. This photo was taken at FFD Station 11. There are multiple active vegetation fire responses in Alameda County but none presently in Fremont. pic.twitter.com/E8ElhZde5d
— Fremont Fire Department (@FremontFire) August 16, 2020
#marshcreekcomplex FF’s are on scene of 3 vegetation fires in the area of Calaveras Rd and Welch Creek Rd in Sunol. The fires are currently at approx 850 acres with 0% containment. Mandatory evacuations are taking place for residents on Welch creek road affecting approx 10 homes pic.twitter.com/TE80NTCXGh
— Alameda County Fire (@AlamedaCoFire) August 17, 2020
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