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Hedges, Storage Building Charred From Fire Sparked by 'Metal Cutting'

The fire was reported just after 1 p.m. on Saturday, according to Pulsepoint.

LIVERMORE, Ca: Marathon Drive and Greenville Road. Map Courtesy Google Maps
LIVERMORE, Ca: Marathon Drive and Greenville Road. Map Courtesy Google Maps
Fire officials say that a fire in the 7800 block of Marathon Dr. on Saturday afternoon was started by sparks from a "metal cutting operation."

Livermore Pleasanton Fire Battalion Chief Paul Legasa says the fire had spread from a hedge between two businesses to a storage structure nearby when fire crews arrived around 1:07 p.m. 

Legasa told Patch, via email:

"The fire companies located a fire that had spread from a hedge on Marathon Dr. to a neighboring structure at the RC Ready Mix facility at 1227 Greenville Rd. The properties share a common fence line. This structure is used for the storage of supplies and equipment for the concrete manufacturing facility.

The fire caused extensive damage to the exterior siding and the overhang area of the roof. Interior fire damage was minimized by fire attack companies operating in the interior. There was no damage to the equipment or material inside the structure."

Legasa says the sparks from the metal cutting operation ignited the dry vegetation between the shared fence line of the properties.

According to Legasa, there were no injuries during the fire.

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