Fire burns 2,500 acres, 5 percent contained in Livermore

LIVERMORE, Calif. (KGO) -- Over 250 firefighters are battling a wind-driven brush fire that has burned 2,500 acres and is only five percent contained. The fire is burning east of Livermore in unincorporated Alameda County, where it is sparsely populated.

The fire burned near and around homes, but only one uninhabited home was destroyed.

VIDEO: Fast-moving fire burns 2,500-acres east of Livermore


The first call came in at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, near Tesla and Corral Hollow roads, a Cal Fire official said. Carnegie Motocross Park at 18600 Corral Hollow Road was evacuated.



The fire burned on both sides of Tesla Road, Cal Fire fire prevention specialist Pam Temmermand said.

Lawrence Livermore National Lab is nearby, but said the fire is not moving toward the lab.

PHOTOS: Crews battle fire near Livermore


Alameda County fire, Cal Fire, and additional crews are working throughout the night to try to contain this fire. Air drops were suspended overnight due to safety concerns, but they will resume in Thursday morning.

VIDEO: Viewers sent in photos of smoke seen from Livermore






Bay City news contributed to this report.
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