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Firefighters battle new grass fire west of Tracy near site of Corral Fire

Forward progress stopped of new grass fire near Tracy
Forward progress stopped of new grass fire near Tracy 01:58

ALAMEDA COUNTY — Crews late Monday afternoon responded to another vegetation fire burning just northwest of the Corral Fire, which scorched more than 14,000 acres near Tracy over the weekend.

This new fire had burned at least 15 acres at first check but spread quickly to around 95.5 acres, Cal Fire's Santa Clara unit said. Containment of the fire was up to around 75%. Cal Fire previously reported that the fire had burned 110 acres but gave a more accurate number in a later update.

The new fire was burning east of Livermore along Patterson Pass Road, just west of Midway Road in Alameda County. This is located near the San Joaquin County line, just west of Tracy and south of Mountain House.

Cal Fire said multiple structures were threatened, but no damage was reported.

The Tracy Police Department issued an advisory to travelers to avoid the area of Patterson Pass Road west of Interstate 580. Freeway travel was not being impacted by the fire.

Patterson Pass Road is expected to be closed for several hours in that area. No evacuations have been ordered for the Patterson Pass Road fire.

As crews strengthened containment on the Patterson Pass Road fire, a separate grass fire had sparked just up the road in the same area, which was also contained, Cal Fire said.

At the same time firefighters were working to contain this new fire, containment of the Corral Fire was up to 75% as of Monday morning. That blaze prompted evacuation orders over the weekend but those were downgraded to warnings Sunday and then all warnings were lifted Monday evening.

At least one home was destroyed and two firefighters were injured in the Corral Fire. The cause remains under investigation.

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