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Posted: 2:27 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. —
Fire crews responded in force to battle a smoky 4-alarm grass fire on San Bruno Mountain that burned a total of 50 acres before being contained Saturday afternoon, according to fire officials.
The blaze near the intersection of Hillside Boulevard and Chestnut Avenue in South San Francisco was first reported at about 1:55 p.m., according to a San Mateo County fire dispatcher.
Crews called a third alarm around 2:25 p.m. and just a half-hour later, a fourth alarm was declared.
Firefighters responded with two Cal Fire aircraft and one helicopter and helitack handcrew, according to Brian Molver, district coordinator for the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services.
No injuries were reported, but some roads were closed including Hillside at Airport boulevard and Chestnut, Molver said
As of 3:10 p.m., am unnamed San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy informed KTVU that no homes had been burned.
Fire officials announced just after 5 p.m. that crews had contained the fire after it had grown over 50 acres.
Police officers on scene told KTVU that several homes in nearby residential neighborhoods were being evacuated around 3 p.m.
But fire officials followed up later to say that firefighters only checked in on the residents but never requested them to evacuate.
The fire did not spread to Brisbane, according to Randy Breault, the director of public works for that city.
The American Red Cross reported assisting more than 100 firefighters on the scene.
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