Evacuation orders hit East Bay residents near Canyon Fire

Some East Bay residents were ordered to evacuate Thursday due to a wildfire burning on the Pleasanton ridge, authorities said. Cal Fire is calling this blaze the Canyon Fire.

Cal Fire’s Santa Clara Unit announced at 4:30 pm that forward progress of the blaze had stopped and the fire was holding at 65 acres.

Residents living in the area of ​​Golden Eagle were ordered to evacuate because of a vegetation fire blazing on Foothill Road between Bernal Avenue and Castlewood Drive, Pleasanton Police Department officials said at 2:46 pm on Twitter.

Additional evacuations were ordered for residents in the Kilkare Road area of ​​Sunol and the Golden Eagle Estates in Pleasanton.

Kilkare residents should evacuate south on Kilkare to Niles Canyon, and Golden Eagle Estates residents should evacuate to Foothill and head northbound, Alameda County Fire Department officials said.

Evacuated residents may seek shelter at Pleasanton Library, located at 400 Old Bernal Ave., which has been designated by authorities as a shelter, Pleasanton Police said.

Other fires were blazing in the Bay Area region on Thursday, including a vegetation fire near the area of ​​Buena Vista Lane and Timm Road in Vacaville and in the Sunol areaaccording to Cal Fire officials on Twitter.

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