Bay Area fires: Crews battle multiple blazes across region

Firefighters had their hands full Thursday with multiple blazes burning across the Bay Area.

In a statement Thursday night, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Santa Clara Unit said it was coordinating and dispatching engines, crews and aircraft to multiple fires throughout Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties.

Another blaze, the Timm Fire, was also burning in Solano County, according to Cal Fire.

The fires broke out amid hot and dry conditions. Temperatures topped 99 degrees in Livermore, 97 degrees in Concord, 93 degrees in Kentfield and 90 degrees in San Jose.

See below for the latest information on the Tesla, Scenic, Timm and Canyon fires.

Tesla Fire

The Tesla Fire was reported at 5:39 p.m. near Tesla and Corral Hollow roads, 11 miles southeast of Livermore.

As of 8:36 p.m., the blaze covered 300 acres and was 10% contained, according to the Cal Fire Santa Clara Unit. Tesla Road was closed between Cross Road and Interstate 580.

“Firefighters will remain at scene through the night continuing to work towards full containment,” the unit said in a statement.

Scenic Fire

Reported at 2:37 p.m. in the area of Scenic and Canyon Lake drives east of Crockett, the Scenic Fire prompted an evacuation warning for the entire town of Port Costa.

The blaze covered 140 acres and was 50% contained as of 9 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

Around 3:30 p.m., the entire town of roughly 250 residents was told to be ready to leave if things took a turn for the worse. The Crockett Carquinez Fire Department lifted the warning two hours later, writing in a statement that crews were making “solid progress.”

The blaze was “stopped just short” of the town, the fire department said in another statement. Crews were expected to remain at the scene through the night and Friday.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Timm Fire

The Timm Fire was reported at 2:15 p.m. in the area of Buena Vista Lane and Timm Road, north of Vacaville in Solano County.

As of 9:30 p.m., the fire covered 26 acres and was 80% contained, according to Cal Fire.

“Firefighters will be in the area for the next few hours working on containment and putting out hot spots,” the Cal Fire Lake-Sonoma-Napa Unit said in a statement.

Evacuation orders were first issued at 2:30 p.m. and later expanded to all residents north of Cantelow Road, south of Peaceful Glen Road, east of English Hills Road and west of Timm Road. By 6 p.m., all of the orders were downgraded to warnings.

Canyon Fire

The Canyon Fire was reported just after 1:45 p.m. on Kilkare Road north of Sunol.

As of 9 p.m., the fire covered 71 acres and was 10% contained, according to Cal Fire. At least one structure was burned.

PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 23: An air tanker flies away after dropping water on a vegetation fire along the Pleasanton ridge near Sunol, Calif., on Thursday, June 23, 2022. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) 

The fire prompted mandatory evacuation orders for the Kilkare Road area in Sunol and the Golden Eagle Estates in Pleasanton. The orders were lifted just before 7:40 p.m.

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