Ordered evacuations at Canyon Fire burning in the Pleasanton Hills

PLEASANTON – A wildfire sparked evacuations in the hills above Pleasanton on Thursday afternoon.

Canyon Fire was burning along Pleasanton Ridge, west of Foothill Road/Bernal Ave. and from Interstate Highway 680. Firefighters said the original location was above the 4900 block of River Rock Hill Road.

The Alameda County Fire Department said that by 4:30 pm the fire’s progress had stopped and it was on 65 burned acres.

View of vegetation fire at Pleasanton Ridge, June 23, 2022.


The Alameda County Fire Department has issued evacuation orders for homes in the Kilkare Road area of ​​Sunol, the Golden Eagle Estates neighborhood of Pleasanton and the area around Augustin Bernal Community Park.

Residents of the Kilkare Road area of ​​Sunol were ordered to evacuate south of Kilkare to Niles Canyon Road.

A designated shelter for evacuees was the Pleasanton Library at 400 Old Bernal Ave.

An evacuation notice was also issued for the Castlewood neighborhood and upper Augustin Bernal/Sinbad Creek Park.

Pleasanton Police said Foothill Road was closed to traffic between Bernal Ave. and Castlewood Drive.

The Oakland Fire Department said it was sending an engine and a crew to support Alameda County Fire Department teams in fighting the fire.

This is a breaking news update. More information to be added as available.

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