Vegetation Fire Near Snow Court, Orinda

Posted: 11-Sep-2012

Moraga-Orinda Fire District
33 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
Contact: Stephen Healy, Division Chief 925-260-6360
Release Date: September 20, 2012

ORINDA, CA – On Monday, September 10, 2012, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District responded to a vegetation fire in a wooded area behind Snow Court in Orinda. The fire was reported at 3:36 in the afternoon and when fire fighters arrived, they found thick vegetation and dried grasses on fire. The fire was located several hundred yards uphill from the homes, which were never threatened.

An aggressive fire attack by firefighters controlled the fire in about 72 minutes. Personnel from MOFD, Contra Costa County Fire, East Bay Regional Parks, and CAL Fire responded to the scene.

One MOFD firefighter suffered a minor injury while fighting the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.