Bay Area fires: Crews battle multiple blazes across region

Firefighters had their hands full Thursday with multiple blazes burning across the Bay Area.

In a statement Thursday night, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Santa Clara Unit said it was coordinating and dispatching engines, crews and aircraft to multiple fires throughout Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties.

Another blaze, the Timm Fire, was also burning in Solano County, according to Cal Fire.

The fires broke out amid hot and dry conditions. Temperatures topped 100 degrees in San Jose, 99 in Santa Rosa, 93 in Oakland and 91 in San Francisco, according to the National Weather Service.

See below for the latest information on the Tesla, Scenic, Timm and Canyon fires.

Tesla Fire

The Tesla Fire was reported around 5:50 p.m. near Tesla and Corral Hollow roads, 11 miles southeast of Livermore.

As of 8:55 p.m., the blaze covered 300 acres and was 10% contained, according to the Cal Fire Santa Clara Unit.

“Firefighters will remain at scene through the night continuing to work towards full containment,” Cal Fire said in a statement.

Scenic Fire

Reported just after 2:30 p.m. in the area of Scenic and Canyon Lake drives east of Crockett, the Scenic Fire prompted an evacuation warning for the entire town of Port Costa.

The blaze covered 140 acres and was 50% contained as of 8:40 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

Around 3:30 p.m., the town’s 250 residents were told to be ready to leave. The Crockett Carquinez Fire Department lifted the warning two hours later, writing in a statement that crews were making “solid progress.”

The blaze was “stopped just short” of the town, the fire department said in another statement. Crews were expected to remain at the scene through the night and Friday.

  Delia Ramirez holds onto lead over Gil Villegas in newly drawn Illinois 3rd District

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Timm Fire

The Timm Fire was reported around 2:20 p.m. near Buena Vista Lane and Timm Road in Vacaville.

As of 7:45 p.m., the fire covered 26 acres and was 80% contained, according to the Cal Fire Lake-Sonoma-Napa Unit.

“Firefighters will be in the area for the next few hours working on containment and putting out hot spots,” Cal Fire LNU said in a statement.

Evacuation orders were first issued at 2:30 p.m. and later expanded to all residents north of Cantelow Road, south of Peaceful Glen Road, east of English Hills Road and west of Timm Road. The orders were downgraded to warnings around 3:45 p.m.

Canyon Fire

The Canyon Fire was reported just after 1:45 p.m. on Kilkare Road north of Sunol.

As of 9 p.m., the fire covered 50 acres and was 0% contained, according Cal Fire. At least one structure was burned.

The fire prompted mandatory evacuation orders for the Kilkare Road area in Sunol and the Golden Eagle Estates in Pleasanton. The orders were lifted just before 7:40 p.m.

Check back for updates.

…read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Latest News

(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *