Patterson Fire 75% contained in Alameda County

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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The fire sparked near Patterson Pass Road, not far from the border between Alameda and San Joaquin counties.

ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. — Fire crews battled a wildfire that sparked in Alameda County Monday afternoon.

The so-called Patterson Fire was burning near Patterson Pass Road and North Midway Road in the Altamont, according Cal Fire.

Few details surrounding the fire have been released at this time, but officials say it’s grown to 95.5 acres and is 75% contained. The cause of the fire under investigation.

“Firefighters were able to get here very quickly and did a very quick attack. In fact if you look over my shoulder, you can see just three or four miles over that hill there, that’s the burn area of the Corral Fire,” said Cecile Juliette, Cal Fire spokesperson.

The blaze sparked a few short miles from the Patterson Fire that grew to 14,000 acres. Despite the proximity, Cal Fire doesn’t believe the two fires are connected.

Nonetheless, hotter temperatures, drying grass and winds could cause more grass fires to break out.

Monte Maniz’s neighbor’s home didn’t make it through the Corral fire, but his did. Despite close calls, he fought off the fire through the night only a bucket. 

However, he said next time he’ll make sure his home is better prepared with more defensible space.

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WILDFIRE PREPS

If you live in a wildfire-prone zone, Cal Fire suggests creating a defensible space around your home. Defensible space is an area around a building in which vegetation and other debris are completely cleared. At least 100 feet is recommended.

What you need to know to prepare, stay safe for wildfires

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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