East Bay

3-Alarm Grass Fire Near Sunol Brought Under Control

Fire crews late Monday afternoon were still monitoring a fire that burned within feet of an East Bay home earlier in the day.

The three-alarm blaze along northbound Interstate Highway 680 between Sunol and Pleasanton is under control erupted at about 10 a.m., officials said. The blaze was one of two fires that sparked within a mile of each other.

The larger fire burned 35 acres and came within feet of a $4 million home up for sale.

Fire crews were able to save the home and a barn that briefly caught fire. Officials said fire retardant air drops stopped the flames from moving up a hill.

The California Highway Patrol closed the right lane on northbound Highway 680 just north of Pleasanton Sunol Road during the fire.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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