DUBLIN, Calif. (KTVU) - Firefighters contained a fast-moving vegetation fire in Dublin that charred 248-acres Friday afternoon.
Cal Fire and the Alameda County Fire Department said shortly before 2 p.m. that firefighters were working to put out a 5 to 10-acre fire that was burning in the area of 3840 Camino Loop in Dublin.
By 2:15 p.m. the fire had grown to 50-acres and was threatening two structures.
By 2:45 p.m., the fire had grown to 150-acres, and containment had improved from 0% to 50%.
At 3:05 p.m., Alameda County Fire reported the size had increased to 248-acres, 90% contained.
High winds exacerbated its spread and firefighters had to utilize fire retardant-carrying aircraft to assist in extinguishing the fire.
Firefighters from the Fremont and Livermore-Pleasanton fire departments assisted.
Nearby by residents were advised to prepare to evacuate, though none were ordered.
#hartefire [update] fire is currently 150 acres and 50% contained— CAL FIRE SCU (@calfireSCU) August 9, 2019
Firefighters are assisting @AlamedaCoFire with a 50 acres vegetation fire near Camino Loop at Twain Harte in DUblin (Alamdea County). Air Attack reporting 50 acres, moderate to dangerous rate of spread with a threat to two structures. #HarteFire pic.twitter.com/EauEa8orEy— CAL FIRE SCU (@calfireSCU) August 9, 2019
Firefighter's from CAL FIRE and ALCO at scene of a vegitation fire 5-10 acres location 3840 Camino Loop in Dublin Alameda County (Santa Clara Unit) #hartefire— CAL FIRE SCU (@calfireSCU) August 9, 2019