30
Oct
08

Fire Near Grizzly Peak, Just Reported

A fire near Grizzly Peak Boulevard and Lomas Cantadas was reported and snuffed out on Thursday.

Despite the clouds and  rain, the fire blackened over 10 acres beyond Tilden Regional Park.  Park workers were doing a prescribed burn to clear brush near the steam trains, and the fire spread too far.  Check out KTVU’s video of our smoking hills.

The Contra Costa Times shared that “firefighters from East Bay Regional Parks, Cal Fire, Orinda, Berkeley and Oakland responded to the scene, as well as one helicopter and two air tankers.”  In the photo below, you can see the ‘copter in action – dropping water on the hills.

Here’s the initial news blogged on Thursday afternoon, only an hour after the report was called into authorities.  The power of online news sharing in all its glory!

A fire near Grizzly Peak Boulevard and Lomas Cantadas was just reported.  We’re not able to check this out, can anyone confirm?  Of course, the rainstorms have arrived, so Mother Nature may be taking care of the matter soon.

Firefighters responding to controlled burn near Tilden Park
By Robert Salonga, Contra Costa Times – 10/30/2008 01:30:33 PM PDT

ORINDA — Firefighters are responding to reports this afternoon that a controlled burn near Tilden Park may have jumped fire lines, the East Bay Regional Parks District said.

The report was called in about 12:30 p.m. near Grizzly Peak Boulevard and Lomas Cantadas just outside the southeastern corner of the park. Further details were not immediately available.

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