Grass fire burns a few acres near I-680

May 28, 2009 4:51:25 PM PDT
One day into the official start of fire season, a grass fire burned up a steep hillside near Walnut Creek Thursday afternoon.

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It happened just off Interstate 680 near Rudgear Road.

No homes burned, but one reserve firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion. He is expected to recover.

Altogether, about three to five acres burned before it was contained.

Traffic was backed up on Interstate 680 well into Walnut Creek.

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