July 7, 2015
DANVILLE, CA - San Ramon Valley Firefighters responded to a vegetation fire in Danville, this morning, July 7, 2015 at 10:56 a.m. that burned approximately 100 acres in the area of Sycamore School on Holbrook Drive.
Crews from San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, along with Cal Fire, Alameda County Fire, and East Bay Regional Parks District battled the blazes. The forward spread of the fire was contained at 12:20 p.m. There were no structures lost or damaged, and no injuries reported. There were no mandatory evacuations put into place.
The fire was caused by contractors working on a fence using a grinder that created sparks. The sparks ignited the nearby dry annual grasses, and the wind driven fire quickly spread to the open space.
San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District reminds residents of the importance of abating dry grasses and dead vegetation before fire season starts. The deadline for abatement in the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is June 1st annually, and must be maintained throughout the fire season. Providing a defensible space around your home and property is the best protection from wildland fire.
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is an internationally-accredited special district that provides all-risk fire, rescue and emergency medical services to the communities of Alamo, Blackhawk, the Town of Danville, Diablo, the City of San Ramon, the southern area of Morgan Territory and the Tassajara Valley, in Northern California (Contra Costa County). The District's service area encompasses approximately 155 square miles and serves a population of 180,000.