Published August 9th, 2017
Vegetation fire
By Nick Marnell
Photo Courtesy Stephen Healy, MOFD
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District dispatched two engines and a water tender to the Aug. 2 vegetation fire that burned 20 acres deep into the hillside near Fish Ranch Road and Grizzly Peak Boulevard. The fire was not far from the 1991 Oakland hills firestorm that killed 25, destroyed more than 3,000 structures and burned 1,520 acres.
"This is why we practice mutual response drills," said MOFD Chief Stephen Healy, an Incident Commander of the multi-agency response team. "Agencies as different as MOFD, Oakland Fire and Cal Fire worked together seamlessly."
One Cal Fire firefighter suffered minor injuries. The origin and cause of the fire remain under investigation.

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