Patterson Fire: Cal Fire fights grass fire burning near power facility in Alameda County

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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BREAKING NEWS AND A QUICK UPDATE FOR YOU ON THIS FIRE THAT’S BURNING NEAR PATTERSON PASS. THESE ARE NOW LIVE PICTURES FOR YOU. THIS IS A MIDWAY ROADS IN THE ALTAMONT AREA AT PATTERSON PASS IN ALAMEDA COUNTY, RIGHT IN THE HILLS ABOVE 580. SO A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO SEE THIS SMOKE AND IT’S A BIT CONCERNING, ESPECIALLY WITH THESE WINDS. ABSOLUTELY. THIS IS SOUTH OF MOUNTAIN HOUSE. AND THE FIRST REPORT WAS IT BURNED 15 ACRES AND HAS A RAPID RATE OF SPREAD. SO THAT’S JUST AN ESTIMATE AT THIS POINT. I’M WATCHING OUR FLIGHT RADAR TOOL RIGHT NOW. THERE ARE FOUR FIXED WING AIRCRAFT. SO FOUR PLANES, TWO HELICOPTERS FROM CAL FIRE THAT ARE ALREADY CIRCLING THIS AND DOING WHAT THEY CAN TO OBVIOUSLY PUT THOSE FLAMES OUT. THIS IS NOT FAR FROM WHERE THE CORRAL FIRE STARTED, WHICH OF COURSE HAPPENED ON THIS WEEKEND. ON SATURDAY IT’S BEEN BURNING FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES NOW, AND WE’RE GOING TO KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THIS. WE’VE ACTUALLY GOT A CREW FROM KCRA HEADED TO THE TO THE SCENE RIGHT NOW. AS SOON AS THEY GET THERE, WE’RE GOING TO LEARN A LOT MORE. WELL AND WE SAW TY WHEN WE ZOOMED IN. WHEN YOU SAY BURNING AT A RAPID RATE OF SPEED, YOU SEE IT. YOU’RE LITERALLY SEEING THOSE FLAMES RACING TOWARDS THE CAMERA. AND WE CAN SEE JUST FROM WITH THE WINDS HOW THAT SMOKE IS LAYING DOWN THERE AND DEFINITELY GOING, UH, GOING HORIZONTAL. SO WE’LL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS. LIKE TIM MENTIONED, WE DO HAVE A CREW ON THE WAY. KCRA 3’S LEE ANNE DENYER WILL GET MORE INFO. AND A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CALLING INTO THE NEWSROOM ABOUT IT BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN SOME CONCERN, ESPECIALLY AFTER THE OTHER FIRE WE HAD OVER THE WEEKEND. SO WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE KCRA THREE APP DOWNLOADED AND ENABLE THOSE PUSH ALERTS SO THAT YOU GET THE LATEST UPDATES

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Patterson Fire: Cal Fire fights grass fire burning near power facility in Alameda County

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Updated: 6:04 PM PDT Jun 3, 2024

Cal Fire is responding to at least two grass fire burning west of the Tracy area on Monday.The Patterson Fire fire sparked first near Patterson Pass Road and North Midway Road in the Altamont area of Alameda County. (See aerial footage of the fire in the video above.)It had burned 95.5 acres and was 50% contained as of 6 p.m., Cal Fire said. Containment, which is not necessarily a gauge of how much of the fire is extinguished, is measured in percentages to describe a break or line where combustible material around the fire has been achieved, helping prevent the fire from spreading further.KTVU’s chopper footage showed the fire burned a path near Pacific Gas and Electric Co’s Altamont Pass Wind Farm Substation.KTVU’s chopper also saw a second grass fire burning down the road in Livermore. Cal Fire said that had burned one acre and had a moderate rate of spread. The fires are near where the Corral Fire has burned in San Joaquin County. This story is developing. Stay with KCRA 3 for updates.| MORE | A 2024 guide for how to prepare for wildfires in CaliforniaHere are key websites that are important for all Californians during wildfire season.Cal Fire wildfire incidents: Cal Fire tracks its wildfire incidents here. You can sign up to receive text messages for Cal Fire updates on wildfires happening near your ZIP code here.Cal Fire SCU: This is the agency responding to the Patterson Fire. Wildfires on federal land: Federal wildfire incidents are tracked here.Preparing for power outages: Ready.gov explains how to prepare for a power outage and what to do when returning from one here. Here is how to report track and report PG&E power outages.Keeping informed when you’ve lost power and cellphone service: How to find a National Weather Service radio station near you.Be prepared for road closures: Download Caltrans’ QuickMap app or check the latest QuickMap road conditions here.San Joaquin County emergency informationSan Joaquin County Office of Emergency ServicesSign up for the SJReady community notification systemSan Joaquin County neighborhood evacuation mapsFire departments in San Joaquin CountySee more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

Cal Fire is responding to at least two grass fire burning west of the Tracy area on Monday.

The Patterson Fire fire sparked first near Patterson Pass Road and North Midway Road in the Altamont area of Alameda County.

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(See aerial footage of the fire in the video above.)

It had burned 95.5 acres and was 50% contained as of 6 p.m., Cal Fire said.

Containment, which is not necessarily a gauge of how much of the fire is extinguished, is measured in percentages to describe a break or line where combustible material around the fire has been achieved, helping prevent the fire from spreading further.

KTVU’s chopper footage showed the fire burned a path near Pacific Gas and Electric Co’s Altamont Pass Wind Farm Substation.

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KTVU’s chopper also saw a second grass fire burning down the road in Livermore. Cal Fire said that had burned one acre and had a moderate rate of spread.

The fires are near where the Corral Fire has burned in San Joaquin County.

This story is developing. Stay with KCRA 3 for updates.

| MORE | A 2024 guide for how to prepare for wildfires in California

Here are key websites that are important for all Californians during wildfire season.San Joaquin County emergency information

See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

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About the Author
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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