Crews knock down Blackhawk grass fire

Bulldozer catches fire; flames spread to nearby brush

Nearly 50 firefighters battled a 3-acre grass fire on a hill next to a shopping and business center in the community of Blackhawk on Wednesday afternoon, according to a San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District official.

The fire district initially received a report at about 12 p.m. of a fire that was burning not far from Blackhawk Plaza, battalion chief Dan McNamara said.

McNamara said the blaze was contained around an hour later by responding fire crews.

He said a bulldozer caught fire for an unknown reason and flames spread to the surrounding vegetation.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the fire.

— Bay City News Service

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