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UPDATE: Crews Contain Pleasanton Vegetation Fire Near Interstate 680; Evacuations Lifted

PLEASANTON (CBS SF) -- A vegetation fire forced brief evacuations Friday afternoon in a Pleasanton neighborhood before fire crews got the upper hand.

The fire burned in an area just west of Interstate 680, south of Sunol Blvd. and east of the Calippe Golf Course. There were early reports of some eight to ten spot fires in the area; the Alameda County later clarified there were just three fires. The fires burned an estimated 10 acres.

Pleasanton police requested the evacuation of homes on Inspiration Terrace, Happy Valley Road, Sanctuary Lane and Sleepy Head Lane. As of 5:08 p.m. the Alameda County Fire Department said the fire had been contained.

Pleasanton vegetation fire
A vegetation fire burns just east of Interstate Highway 680 in Pleasanton, September 17, 2021. (Sarah Jochum)

At around 5:45 p.m. residents were told they could safely return to their homes after forward progress was stopped.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the fires and there were no reports of any injuries.

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