Berkeley Hills blaze on Grizzly Peak Boulevard

Firefighters from the East Bay battled a two-acre fire on Grizzly Peak Boulevard in the Berkeley Hills on Monday night. 

Officials said the fire broke out just after 9 p.m. near South Park Drive and Centennial Drive, not far from the Tilden Steam Trains. 

No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened, according to Oakland Fire Department spokesperson Michael Hunt. 

There were reports that people were heard setting off fireworks in the area, but it's unclear if that's what started the fire. 

Firefighting crews from Berkeley, Oakland, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and East Bay Regional Parks Fire responded. 

As many as 15 engines from these agencies arrived to the scene, Hunt said. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the East Bay Hills and North Bay Mountains from 11 p.m. Monday to 11 p.m. Tuesday. 

Photo courtesy Wendell Laidley. 


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