Crews control 10-acre Oakland blaze

Daily Planet Wire Service
Saturday September 21, 2002

OAKLAND – Firefighters remained at the scene of a four-alarm fire Friday that tore through roughly 10 acres of brush in the Oakland Hills Thursday evening, a spokeswoman for the Oakland Fire Department said. 

According to the spokeswoman, more than 100 firefighters from multiple agencies controlled the blaze in the area of Grizzly Peak Boulevard and Fish Ranch Road at 12:20 a.m. Friday. 

The spokeswoman says that crews are expected to conduct a fire watch in the immediate area for two to three days. 

Initially reported at 9:25 Thursday evening, a fourth alarm was struck about 40 minutes later and the fire was contained by 12:15 a.m. 

No structures were damaged, however, two firefighters suffered minor leg injuries and were taken to a local hospital.