Chimney Fire in Moraga (12-27-11)

Posted: 28-Dec-2011

Last night at 11:36 PM, firefighters from the Moraga-Orinda Fire District responded to a reported chimney fire in a residence in the 1900 block of Joseph Drive in Moraga. When they arrived at the scene they saw fire coming from the roof. They made an aggressive attack to stop the spread of fire and contain it to the master bedroom. The fire was extinguished by 12:07.

Residents reported they awoke to the smell of smoke, but only saw a light haze. As they investigated, they saw flames around the chimney outside of the structure and evacuated the rest of the family. The efforts of twenty-two firefighters from MOFD and Contra Costa County Fire Departments contained to the area of origin. Firefighters treated one civilian for smoke inhalation at the scene. Fire caused an estimated $20,000 in damage. Cause of the fire is under investigation.

For additional information contact Division Chief Darrell Lee at (925) 258-4513.

Moraga-Orinda Fire District
33 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
Contact: Michael Mentink (925) 258-4520; (925) 260-3578

Release Date: December 28, 2011