Tesla Road closed as grass fire continues to burn east of Livermore

25% of 2,500-acre fire contained as of early this morning

Due to the fire in Livermore, Tesla Road is closed to all traffic at the intersections of Greenville Road and Cross Road.

Tesla Road will remain closed until at least 6 p.m. today. It will reopen when Cal Fire and the California Highway Patrol determine the fire no longer presents a hazard to residents or vehicular traffic.

During the closure, Alameda County Public Works Agency crews are on scene and are directing traffic away from the closure area. Motorists are encouraged to follow the detour signs guiding traffic to the alternate routes of either I-580 or Altamont Pass Road.

For current closure status, please visit the Public Works Agency's website at

Firefighters had 25% of the 2,500-acre fire contained this morning, according to Cal Fire.

The first report of the Tesla Fire came in at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday near Tesla and Corral Hollow roads between Tracy and Livermore, Cal Fire officials said.

Firefighters on Wednesday evacuated the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area at 18600 W. Corral Hollow Road and that evacuation is still in effect, Cal Fire fire prevention specialist Pam Temmermand said this morning.

Temmermand said no one else has been evacuated.

No one has been injured in the fire, which has destroyed only one structure, she said.

Cal Fire officials expect to achieve greater containment today, she said.

Firefighters are expecting more wind and high temperatures today, which hampered their efforts Wednesday, according to Temmermand.

For current Tesla Road closure status, visit the Public Works Agency's website at

— Bay City News Service

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