Crews contain 2-alarm Danville vegetation fire

DANVILLE, Calif. (KTVU) -- Firefighters contained a wildfire that burned about 60 acres near the Sycamore Valley Regional Open Space Preserve in Danville Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said.

The fire started just before 11 a.m. in the Sycamore Valley Regional Open Space near Holbrook and Camino Tassajara and spread across 60 acres. 

San Ramon Valley Fire Investigator Natalie Probert said the hot, windy, and dry conditions were ideal for a fire.

"These are the exact conditons for a fire to spread quickly," Probert said.

Probert said the fire started about a half acre in size and quickly tripled in size. They brought in mutual aid to attack flames from the ground and air.

The fire started near the parking lot of Sycamore Valley Elementary and a daycare that rents space inside the building voluntarily evacuated.

"We had homes on the other side of this ridgeline that we definitely wanted to protect," she said.

Those homes were along Alta Vista Way and in the Saddleback and Megee Ranch subdivisions. 

The fire was contianed at around 3 p.m. and no homes were damaged. 

There were no injuries reported. The cause remains under investigation.