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Evacuations Lifted As Fire Crews Contain SF Brush Fire

May 30, 2018 - 9:01 am

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) - San Francisco Fire Department crews have contained a brush fire that forced evacuations early Wednesday morning, according to fire officials.

The half-acre blaze was first reported around 5:30 a.m. today near Alemany Boulevard just south of Interstate Highway 280, San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Jonathan Baxter said.

Evacuations were ordered by fire crews on the 600 block of Sweeny Street as the fire started at the base of a hill on Alemany Boulevard and was being fanned towards residences on the street by 18 mph winds, according to Baxter. The fire was contained around 5:45 a.m. and the evacuations have since been lifted.

No structures were damaged and nobody was injured in the blaze, which Baxter said was caused by a "heating/warming" source.

Alemany Boulevard was temporarily closed as crews fought the fire but Baxter said it has since reopened.

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