Crews contain Moraga brush fire

MORAGA (KTVU) -- Firefighters contained a four-alarm brush fire that broke out Monday afternoon in Moraga and prompted evacuations.

Crews were battled the 14-acre grass fire that started Monday at 2:10 on a hillside behind Campolindo High School.

No injuries were reported from the blaze, which occurred near Highway 24 and Moraga Road.

Temperatures in the Bay Area soared to triple digits in some locations, complicating the effort to bring the fire under control. Helicopters poured water on the fire from above. 

Moraga fire officials said no structures burned, but were initially thought to be at risk from the fire.  

It was not immediately clear how the blaze began. Police sent an advisory at 2:53 p.m. about the fire that they said was visible from Lafayette.

Many cities in the Bay Area shattered records on Sunday as California and other western states sweltered in a heat wave.

The hottest Sunday spot was Livermore, where residents were sweltering in 106-degree temperatures - the hottest this city had ever been in the past was when the thermometer reached 105 degrees set in 1918, according to the National Weather Service.

The second place scorcher went to San Rafael, where the mercury was 105 degrees, breaking a 1962 record when the temperature was 98 degrees.

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