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Moraga Fire Has Burned 15 Acres With 50 Percent Contained

July 02, 2018 - 4:39 pm

MORAGA (KCBS Radio) - A three-alarm vegetation fire has burned about 15 acres in Moraga Monday afternoon and prompted the evacuation of people from about 20 homes nearby, a fire spokesman said.

The fire was reported at 1:38 p.m. in the area of Moraga Road and Buckingham Drive.

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 anyways as a precaution, Moraga-Orinda Fire District spokesman Dennis Rein said.

Two air tankers, a helicopter and ground crews are working to fight the fire, which was about 50% percent contained as of shortly before 3:30 p.m., Rein said.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the blaze.

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