‘Suspicious’ fires hit hills

Kurtis Alexander
Monday October 07, 2002

Two Sunday morning grass fires kept the Berkeley fire department busy at the cusp of high fire season. 

The first fire was reported at about 7 a.m. just off Centennial Drive, about a quarter mile east of Rim Road. The second was reported less than 30 minutes later off Keeler Street in Remillard Park. Both fires burned less than one eighth of an acre. 

Firefighters extinguished the blazes within 30 minutes, and neither threatened people or property, fire officials said. 

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fires. Both have been labeled “suspicious,” meaning arson might have been involved.