Open field fire in southwest Pleasanton quickly extinguished Saturday

Smoke seen throughout area as firefighters battle blaze

A small grass fire in an open field on the southwest side of Pleasanton was quickly extinguished Saturday by firefighters from the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and Cal Fire.

The blaze just off Sycamore Road may have been started during a mowing operation to cut back vegetation growth.

No homes were damaged by the fire, which started about 2 p.m. Smoke from the fire could be seen throughout the area.


Posted by Chandra, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 8, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Thank you fire department

Posted by Jerry, a resident of Livermore
on Jun 8, 2014 at 11:12 pm

What about the poor lady and her animals in Hayward? Firefighters should be held responsible for her death. They are far from hero's.

Posted by Henry, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 9, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Cutting back excess vegetation is a key to fire prevention this summer, both on private and public lands and around homes. Mowing operations are important. But on hilly areas like Pleasanton Ridge, there are few better options than sheep and goats. As many as you can get, as quickly as you can get them. If grass fires get into the eucalyptus, the whole ridge could go up. It might be nice to get rid of those invasive trees as was done on Angel Island, but fire is not the answer. Keeping down the brown grass is the best approach. Bring on the ruminants!

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jun 9, 2014 at 8:41 pm

hmmmmmmmmm...jerry...did you set the fire? just asking...

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