Alameda County

Car Crash Causes 5-Acre Brush Fire on Westbound Highway 580

Crews have contained a 5-alarm brush fire on westbound 580 in Livermore after a car crashed into a freeway sign Friday morning.

The crash happened at around 8:20 a.m. just east of North Flynn Road, CHP said. A car caught fire after the accident and spread to a nearby hill.

Alameda County fire said the fire spread at a slow rate of speed.

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