Two firefighters hurt fighting blaze along I-580 near Dublin

Two firefighters hurt fighting blaze alongI-580 near Dublin

19 June 2008

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Ireland — Two firefighters were hurt while battling a 25-acre grass fire ona hillside along Interstate 580 Thursday afternoon.

At 3:52 p.m., 90 firefighters from the Alameda County, Cal Fire,Livermore-Pleasanton, Camp Parks, and East Bay Regional Parks fire departmentsresponded to the blaze a half mile east of Palomares Canyon, just above OldDublin Canyon Road in Castro Valley.

Two helicopters assisted by dropping water from above.

The fire was started when a car crashed into a power pole and live wiresignited the grass, fire officials said. No one was hurt in the crash.

One firefighter suffered heat exhaustion, and another chest pains. Bothfirefighters were taken to a hospital.

The fire was contained three hours later.

Cal Fire firefighters planned to spend the night at the scene to make surethere are no flare-ups, according to the Alameda County department.

Old Dublin Canyon Road was expected to be closed to traffic untilapproximately 10 a.m. Friday morning.

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