News

Crews battle Hollow Fire near Alameda-San Joaquin counties’ border

 

Cal Fire officials said a vegetation fire southwest of Tracy is 50% contained Wednesday night.

As of about 8 p.m., the Hollow Fire had burned 283 acres as crews including those from the Alameda County Fire Department sought to extinguish it.

The acreage was revised downward from 500 acres due to better mapping, Cal Fire spokeswoman Pam Temmermand said.

"The plan right now is to strengthen the containment lines," Temmermand said.

She said firefighters will be out there Wednesday night until they get that done.

The fire is burning grass and brush off of West Corral Hollow Road in the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreational Area in San Joaquin County. Cal Fire said on social media that the terrain is causing firefighters some difficulty.

Temmermand said no one has been injured and no structures have been damaged. The fire is burning in "cattle country with the occasional structure here and there," she said.

The fire was first reported shortly after 3 p.m. The cause is under investigation.

— Bay City News Service

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields


Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.

Premarital and Couples: Tips for Hearing (Listening) and Being Known
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,324 views

Alameda County Grand Jury calls out supervisors
By pleasantonweekly.com | 7 comments | 1,011 views

 

Nominations due by Sept. 16

Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

Nomination form