Oakland firefighters were able to bring a two-alarm brushfire under control early Monday before it could spread in the tender-dry Oakland hills, authorities said.
The blaze on a trail at Joaquin Miller Park, located at 3450 Joaquin Miller Road, near Skyline Boulevard, was called in by an area resident who smelled smoke at about 1:50 a.m., officials said.
Arriving firefighters told KTVU they were directed to the blaze by a group of teens who were emerging from the woods. The firefighters discovered the blaze in an isolated area of woods around 500-600 feet from the roadway and near a popular trail.
The crews quickly went to work containing the fire and had it completely under control at around 4 a.m. Arson investigators said it was believed that the blaze may have been ignited by a bonfire.
Officials said no homes or the nearby Chabot Space and Science Center were threatened by the fire and that crews would remain on scene extinguishing hot spots during the morning.
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