SAN LEANDRO – The Alameda County Fire Department reports that about 175 firefighters from numerous agencies have contained a six-alarm grassfire in Anthony Chabot Regional Park Tuesday night.
Capt. Dave Wheeler said the fire was reported at about 4 p.m. and contained at about 6:30 p.m. He said that the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection supplied two fixed-wing aircraft and two helicopters to the firefighting effort, and the East Bay Regional Park District supplied an additional water-dropping helicopter.
The fire blackened about 17 acres, Wheeler said, but never threatened any structures. Crews are expected to remain on the scene throughout the night to monitor the area for hot spots.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Fire companies from throughout Alameda County responded to the blaze as did a strike team from Marin County.