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.