Posted by on September 19, 2017 4:04 pm
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(BayAreaNewsTalk.com) – Alameda County firefighters are battling a 40-acre vegetation fire at a test facility owned by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on the Alameda County border near Tracy.

Alameda County firefighters responded at 1:55 p.m., fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said.

It’s burning in a ravine off Corral Hollow Road near the Carnegie Vehicular Recreation Area, according to Linda Seaver, a spokeswoman for the laboratory.

So far there are no reports of injuries or structures threatened by the blaze.

“That area is pretty much grassland, so the likelihood is that there will be no structures threatened,” Seaver said.

Seaver also said there is no threat to the public or the lab’s employees.

Firefighters from the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and the Tracy Fire Department in San Joaquin County are also responding, according to Knowles. Cal Fire is also involved.

The California Highway Patrol has closed a segment of Corral Hollow Road until further notice because of smoky conditions, Seaver said.