Grass fire comes close to homes near Bernal Avenue
Firefighters squelch blaze just 20 feet from Amanda Place house
A grass fire in the hills above Amanda Place across Bernal from St. Augustine Catholic Church late Saturday was quickly extinguished but not before causing major concerns for residents on that short dead-end street off Bernal.
Weekly photographer Jay Flachsbarth who was on the scene said moderate but at times gusting winds fanned the flames toward homes on Amanda as firefighters rushed equipment to the area.
Joe Rodondi, deputy fire chief of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department, reported no injuries as a result of the blaze although approximately 5 acres of grassland was burned.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.