Cow Starts Fire, Grass Bursts Into Flames

While the Lockheed Fire raged in the Santa Cruz Mountains Thursday, firefighters in Napa and Alameda Counties were dealing with their own blazes

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    While the Lockheed Fire raged in the Santa Cruz Mountains Thursday, firefighters in Napa and Alameda Counties were dealing with their own blazes.

    A calf that became entangled in an electric fence started a  three-acre grass fire in the Carneros area of Napa County Thursday morning, Cal Fire Battalion Chief Pete Munoa said.

    The fire was contained within 15 minutes and firefighters stayed  at the scene until around 4:30 p.m. to mop up and patrol hot spots, Munoa  said.

    A vegetation fire burning along the Alameda-San Joaquin county  line has grown to an estimated 4,000 acres and is 20 percent  contained, an Alameda County fire spokeswoman said.

    The fire was reported at 1:18 p.m. Thursday, just south of 18500 West Corral  Hollow Road, east of Livermore, and fire crews from multiple agencies have  responded to the blaze. 

    Alameda County fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said at about 10  p.m. yesterday that no structures were threatened and there were no injuries reported.

    About 120 firefighters are combating the blaze and crews will remain in the area throughout the night, Knowles said.

    "Based upon the weather conditions, we will at least be here for two days," Knowles said.

    She said Carnegie Park in Livermore will be closed Friday due to the fire.

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