Firefighters are battling the new grass fire west of Tracy, near the Corral Fire location

ALAMEDA COUNTY – Crews responded late Monday afternoon to a new vegetation fire burning just northwest of the Corral Fire that scorched more than 14,000 acres near Tracy over the weekend.

This new fire had burned at least 40 acres at initial inspection but was spreading quickly, Cal Fire’s Santa Clara unit said.

The new fire was burning east of Livermore along Patterson Pass Road, just west of Midway Road in Alameda County. This is located near the San Joaquin County line, just west of Tracy and south of Mountain House.

Tracy police have advised travelers to avoid the area.

At the same time, firefighters were working to get this new fire under control Corral fire was 75% as of Monday morning. That fire led to evacuation orders this weekend, but they were downgraded to warnings as of Sunday.

At least one house was destroyed and two firefighters were injured in the Corral Fire. The cause is still under investigation.