Fire crews early Monday morning contained a brush fire in the hills above Fremont, and the initial investigation indicated its cause was suspicious, according to the Fremont Fire Department.
At about 4:20 a.m., firefighters responded to a blaze that had scorched about 2 acres about 2 miles up into Mission Peak Regional Preserve. The blaze was contained at 2 acres by about 7:30 a.m., according to Cal Fire.
Firefighters from the Fremont Fire Department and Cal Fire were challeneged by steep terrain and limited access for vehicles, fire officials said.
Fortunately, the flames had a low rate of spread, and winds were relatively calm as of 5 a.m., fire officials said.
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The cause of the fire is not yet known but fire officials said preliminary investigation indicates suspicious activity.