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.

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

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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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