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UPDATED: 4 Acres Charred During 'Suspicious' Fire in Livermore

Although the fire is out, fire crews are still out in the burn area this morning.

UPDATED: 4 Acres Charred During 'Suspicious' Fire in Livermore UPDATED: 4 Acres Charred During 'Suspicious' Fire in Livermore UPDATED: 4 Acres Charred During 'Suspicious' Fire in Livermore UPDATED: 4 Acres Charred During 'Suspicious' Fire in Livermore UPDATED: 4 Acres Charred During 'Suspicious' Fire in Livermore
By AUTUMN JOHNSON

Fire officials are calling a vegetation fire that burned four acres in the area of Florence Road and Anza Way in Livermore 'suspicious.'

"This was the second fire in the area on the same day," Livermore Pleasanton Battalion Chief Joe Testa told Patch. 

According to Testa, around 2 p.m. yesterday, another fire started a mere 30 feet away from last night's blaze.

"It is definitely suspicious to have two fires in such close proximity," Testa said. "No incendiary devices were found in either fire but Livermore Police was called to investigate."

On June 9, police arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of arson who they say admitted to starting all of the recent fires in Livermore. 

Read the full story:  Teen with Lighter Sticking Out of Pocket Arrested on Suspicion of Arson

According to the Pulsepoint phone application, the fire last night started around 7:50 p.m. Livermore Patch readers reported seeing the smoke at 7:56 p.m.

Testa said, "Fire personnel are still at the fire scene this morning and will likely be there much of the day."

Testa says that although there are houses on either sides of the fire, no structures were damaged and no injures were reported. 

"Cal Fire, Camp Parks Fire and Alameda County Fire assisted with fighting this fire," Testa said.

Residents near the fire reported heavy smoke in the area during the fire and smoke from the blaze could be seen throughout the Tri-Valley.

Testa asks anyone with information regarding these fires call the Livermore Police Department at (925) 294-7531. Officials ask residents to be vigilant during this drought season and call 911 immediately if they see a fire.

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