Fish Ranch FireThere’s a fire burning right now along Highway 24 at Fish Ranch Roadin Contra Costa County, on the hils near the Caldecott Tunnel. The Fire was reported around 3:00 PM today, and as of 4:00 PM has burned about 30 acres.

Officials say that cool temperatures are helping, but that the strong winds are not. A helicopter and a air tanker have been called in and a units from surrounding agencies were on the scene or staging.

Despite the fire, traffic seems to be moving at usual speed

Update: 4:43 pM: The Fish Ranch Road exit has been closed, but traffic on Highway 24 is unaffected

Update: 5:15 PM: Officials say they have the fire out. They will remain on the scene for the next 24 hours to keep a look out for hotspots.

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Andy Gillin

Andy Gillin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys and has written and lectured in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury law for numerous organizations. Andy is a highly recognized wrongful death lawyer in California.