Crews contain 250 acre brush fire in Dublin



SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Firefighters were working a large brush fire in the Tri-Valley area not far from the Santa Rita Jail.

The fire, reported around 11:30 a.m., has reached around 250 acres, according to Cal Fire spokeswoman Pam Temmermand. The fire is fully contained.

Alameda County fire officials reported on Twitter just before 3 p.m. that the fire has been contained.

Witnesses near the scene have sent photos showing heavy smoke in the hills behind the jail in the Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area.

Multiple crews are on scene to battle the fire.

The city of Dublin posted road closures on Twitter that Tassajara Road is closed between Quarry Lane and Fallon Road because of the fire.

The fire comes at a time when the Bay Area is set experience a heat wave with highs in the 90s and 100s. The Tri-Valley is expected to see 104 degrees starting today through Thursday.

Alameda County sheriff’s spokesman J.D. Nelson said the fire did not have an impact on the nearby Santa Rita Jail.

Fire crews said they are going to stay out for the rest of the night to make sure no hot spots pop back up.

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