On June 15, at 10:45 a.m., a two-alarm vegetation fire broke out in South Livermore. The fire was contained to private property and Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) property just south of the Veteran’s Administration site.
The fire was contained to approximately 3.5 acres. Units from the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department, Alameda County Fire Department, Cal Fire and Camp Parks Fire Department assisted in the extinguishment of this fire, which traveled through vegetation and debris piles threatening three buildings. Firefighters were able to save all the buildings on the property.
There were no injuries reported. It is believed that the fire started at or near an access road, but the cause remains undetermined. Units remained on scene into the afternoon “mopping up” hotspots. As wildfire season is now upon us, this fire serves as a good reminder to maintain 100 feet of vegetation clearance around buildings and to have a “go bag” ready in the event of an evacuation for those that live adjacent to wildland areas.