Firefighters optimistic about Corral fire

August 16, 2009 1:44:44 PM PDT
A fire burning along the border of Alameda and San Joaquin counties was 85 percent contained Sunday morning, and crews expect full containment at 8 p.m., a fire spokeswoman said.

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The Corral Fire is burning across about 12,500 acres between Tracy and Livermore, according to Alameda County Fire Department spokeswoman Aisha Knowles. There haven't been evacuations and no structures have been damaged or threatened, she said.

Firefighters are continuing to assess any damage that may have been done. They also are beginning the rehabilitation process, Knowles said.

One firefighter was stung by a bee while fighting the blaze, she said. He was treated and released.

The fire started Thursday afternoon at Corral Hollow east of Livermore and spread to the southeast overnight. The fire has consumed grass, brush and oak woodland.

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