Update: Wildfire risk mitigated as Big-Rig fire overhauled

ALAMEDA CO. (BCN) —  Alameda County fire officials said crews have finished overhauling a big-rig fire that threatened to start a wildfire today in unincorporated Alameda County.

Firefighters completed the overhaul at about 5:45 p.m. on eastbound Interstate Highway 580 near West Grant Line Road, Alameda County Fire Department Battalion Chief Stephanie Radecke said.

The fire was first reported at 4:32 p.m. at the location of a cluster of grass fires that burned at least 211 acres Saturday.

Today, the risk of a wildfire was high because it was hot, the winds were strong and the big-rig was hauling electronics, all-terrain vehicles, golf carts and a generator, Radecke said.

The payload made it difficult fore firefighters to be sure the fire would not start again.

The truck was on its way from the Sonoma Raceway to the Daytona International Speedway.

Traffic is still impacted on eastbound I-580 as two lanes of the highway were blocked until nearly 7 p.m., Radecke and California Highway Patrol Officer Damian Cistaro said.

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