Alameda County Firefighters Sent to Help Battle Monticello Fire

Firefighters from the Alameda County, Albany and Fremont fire departments left early this morning to assist with the firefighting efforts.

#MonticelloFire burning in the dry golden hillsides. Credit: CAL FIRE PIO Berlant @CALFIRE_PIO.
#MonticelloFire burning in the dry golden hillsides. Credit: CAL FIRE PIO Berlant @CALFIRE_PIO.
The Alameda County, Fremont and Albany fire departments today are sending five crews consisting of 17 firefighters to help battle a vegetation fire at Lake Berryessa in Solano County.
The fire, which started Friday night near the Monticello Dam, has spread to 7,000 acres and is 30 percent contained, fire officials said this morning. Fire officials said the Golden Bear Estates is still under a mandatory evacuation, and 40 structures in the area are threatened.

Related article: #MonticelloFire Growing Still: 5,000 Acres & 30% Contained Saturday Evening
An evacuation shelter has been set up at the Winters Community Center. State Highway 128 at Pleasant Valley and at Canyon Creek is closed due to the fire. According to Cal Fire, the fire is located in a remote, rugged and steep area that is difficult to access, leading to an increase in fire activity in the Oak woodland.

About 350 fire personnel are at the scene and focusing on building control lines around the Golden Bear Estates, according to Cal Fire officials.

—By Bay City News

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Ken Briggs July 07, 2014 at 10:34 AM
yes , but thank all the fire crews that are fighting all the other fires in the area .


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