Corral Hollow fire grows to 10,000 acres

August 14, 2009 9:14:17 AM PDT
The Corral Hollow Fire burning along the Altamont Pass is now 30 percent contained. The fire has grown to at least 10,000 acres. It is burning near the Alameda-San Joaquin County border and Corral Hollow Road.

Nearby, there is a Lawrence Livermore Lab testing facility and Carnegie State Park. There is also a home here or there, but nothing is in jeopardy.

At one point on Thursday evening, the winds were blowing the fire towards Tracy and Interstate 580, but was very far away from reaching anyone. The smoke is still blowing towards I-580 and the CHP is taking precautions to make sure visibility on the roads are safe. The interstate is open, but they closed the on-ramp at Corral Hollow temporally to monitor the situation.

The CHP also added that there might be more temporary closures, since it's easier to close it and assess the visibility rather than wait until it's too late.

No one has been hurt and no structures are threatened. About 200 firefighters were on the line overnight and thousands are expected to arrive on Friday. It looks like they are going to be out there fighting the fire for at least two days.


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