Blaze sparked in Tilden Park

By Daily Planet Staff
Monday October 23, 2000

A five-acre blaze in Tilden Park Sunday was extinguished in a little over an hour, fire officials said. 

The blaze, in the area of Wildcat Canyon and Inspiration Point, threatened no structures and caused no injuries, said Battalion Chief Pete Nowicki of the Orinda-Moraga Fire Protection District. 

It was reported at about 11 a.m. and was under control at about 12:15 p.m., he said. 

The East Bay Regional Parks District and the California Department of Forestry also responded to the fire. No units from Berkeley were available, Nowicki said.  

It is believed that the high winds blew the electric power lines together, which caused sparks to fly, Nowicki said.  

“CDF will be staying there through the night,” he added.