Fire investigators looking into cause of Sunday's grass fire along I-580

75 acres burned just off freeway near Altamont Pass

Fire crews contained a roughly 75-acre grass fire in the center divide of Interstate Highway 580 in Alameda County Sunday afternoon.

Cal Fire and California Highway Patrol officers responded to a report of the grassfire in the center divide of the highway at 2:19 p.m. in the vicinity of the North Flynn Road off-ramp.

Firefighters are still trying to determine what sparked the blaze, Cal Fire Battalion Chief Paul Provence said. High winds made controlling the fire more difficult.

Fire crews were able to contain the grass fire at 4:30 p.m.

"We do have more of a grass crop than we have had in prior years," Provence said. "We definitely expect it to be an active fire season."

Dave Brooksher, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by José Jiménez
a resident of Ruby Hill
on May 18, 2015 at 10:04 am

José Jiménez is a registered user.

You won't have to investigate much further than nicotine stained fingers and a rolled down window as the cigarette smoker drove through the area......don't make a big mystery out of the obvious cause....

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