Moraga Fire

Moraga Fire Contained

Crews Remain On Patrol For Flareups

KCBS Radio Morning News
July 03, 2018 - 6:48 am

MORAGA (KCBS Radio) -- Firefighters remained on patrol in Moraga on Tuesday morning after a fast-moving brushfire dubbed the Buckingham Fire charred 15 acres and led to the evacuation of about 20 homes.

The blaze started in open space behind the homes and burned up the hill away from the structures, but fire crews had the homes evacuated. The Moraga-Orinda Fire District issued three alarms on the fire, with crews from CalFire adding to the response.

Two air tankers, a helicopter and ground crews worked to fight the fire, which was declared contained before dark on Monday. No cause has yet been determined, according to the Moraga-Orinda Fire District.