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UPDATE: Two-Alarm Grass Fire Near I-280 Contained

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

UPDATE 6:25 p.m.

Firefighters contained a two-alarm grass fire near Interstate Highway 280 in the Millbrae area this afternoon.

The fire was reported at 1:55 p.m. just north of Larkspur Drive, a dispatcher said. The fire was reported under control at 3:05 p.m.

Responding firefighters blocked one right lane of southbound Highway 280, and a connector ramp from state Highway 35 was also shut down, California Highway Patrol Officer Marc Johnston said.

A Sig-alert was issued at 2:30 p.m. and the roadway was reopened at about 4:30 p.m.

There was no immediate information about the cause of the fire.

--Bay City News

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UPDATE 4:25 p.m.

Firefighters are continuing to battle a two-alarm grass fire near Interstate Highway 280 in the Millbrae area.

The fire was reported at 1:55 p.m. just north of Larkspur Drive, a dispatcher said.

Responding firefighters were blocking one right lane of southbound Highway 280, and a connector ramp from state Highway 35 was also shut down, California Highway Patrol Officer Marc Johnston said.

A Sig-alert was issued at 2:30 p.m. and was expected to be in effect until about 5 p.m.

There was no immediate information about the cause of the fire.

--Bay City News

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Firefighters are battling a two-alarm grass fire near Interstate Highway 280 in the Millbrae area.

The fire was reported at 1:55 p.m. just north of Larkspur Drive.

The San Mateo County Fire Dispatch was not immediately available for comment. Patch will provide updates as they come in.

--Bay City News

 

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ellla jay August 03, 2012 at 04:18 AM
i would like to know who i can talk to about this. i saw that fire when it was less than 6' in diameter, pulled over to the side of the road and tried for almost 5 minutes to call 911 which kept giving me a busy circuit signal. so, that made it take 50 more minutes to be reported. i also simply cannot believe that with ALL the traffic driving with me at that time of day, NOBODY else saw this or tried to report it? my god it turned into a 2 alarm fire. i should've gone back and tried to put it out myself :(
ellla jay August 03, 2012 at 01:32 PM
wow. i don't wish to be mean but you people are extremely inaccurate. i actually called CHIP because i was concerned that it seemed to take 50 minutes to get the fire reported. according to CHIP, the fire was reported first at 1:09 BY TWENTY PEOPLE. also it was on the side of highway 280, not in the middle of a residential area, like your map shows. :-/

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