Press Release: Vegetation Fire Near Ivy Drive

Posted: 21-May-2013

Moraga-Orinda Fire District
33 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
Contact: Chief Randy Bradley 925-260-4500
Release Date: May 20, 2013

ORINDA - On Monday, May 20, 2013, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District responded to a 4-Alarm, fast spreading vegetation fire in Orinda. The fire was reported at 1:24 p.m. with structures threatened briefly on Descanso Drive and Donald Drive. Firefighters were able to gain the upper hand with air support from CalFire. An estimated 10 acres charred the hills of Orinda. Firefighters controlled the fire at 2:51 p.m. Firefighters will remain on scene patrolling for hot spots. Additional firefighters will return in the morning to extinguish remaining smoldering embers.

A total of 90 personnel from MOFD, Contra Costa County Fire, CalFire, East Bay Regional Park Fire, Orinda and Moraga Police responded to the scene. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.