Scenes from Corral Fire near Tracy: Over 14,000 acres burned in less than 24 hours

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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The fire started Saturday afternoon at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory site along Corral Hollow Road. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. — Cal Fire reported Sunday the Corral Fire in San Joaquin County has burned over 14,000 acres and is 30% contained.

The fire, which Cal Fire said is around 14,116 acres, started Saturday afternoon at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory site along Corral Hollow Road. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

The fire destroyed one home, Cal Fire Battalion Chief Josh Silveira told ABC10 on Sunday morning. 

A home on Bernard Drive was burnt to the ground along with several cars, but a propane tank feet away was untouched, an ABC10 reporter discovered Sunday. Here’s what the scene looked like Sunday afternoon:

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Here’s what the scene looked like Saturday night:

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Two firefighters were injured Saturday while battling the blaze, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Josh Silveira. One firefighter had moderate injuries and the other had minor injuries. Both were taken to the hospital for treatment and evaluation. 

Michael Padilla, a spokesperson for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a nuclear, chemical and biological weapons research and development center, says Site 300 outside of Tracy is not threatened by the fire.

“The fire has moved away from the site. There was no on or off site contamination,” he said. “As a precaution, LLNL has activated their emergency operations center to monitor the situation through the weekend.”

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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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