Vegetation fire contained in Brisbane


Conditions are mildly windy and the humidity isn't too bad, which are helping firefighters put out this fire.

The /*smoke*/ has dissipated, but it was really bad around 4 p.m. The good news is that it is burning well within the containment lines and a safe distance from homes. Residents say they saw heavy smoke billowing over /*San Bruno Mountain*/ about 3:45 p.m., but no evacuations were ordered.

Fire trucks raced to the area to get a closer look and they say there is no need for concern. It is burning on the other side of the canyon form houses, but they are monitoring the situation incase conditions change.

All of this follows Sunday's fire when flames broke out in the evening, 300 acres were burned, and 200 people were told to leave their homes. No structures were damaged, but as we're seeing today, there are occasional hotspots that are flaring up.

"Basically what's happening is that the fuels that are in the middle of the burn, are still burnable. When the winds pick up, the sun comes out and dries out the fuels. The winds increase, which causes an increase in combustion, and therefore it just burns like it normally would. It is surrounded by unburned fuels so the fire is going to kind of torch off in the middle and they'll see active fire burning in the middle, but it's not going to go outside the perimeter," said Scott Jalbert from /*CAL FIRE*/.

So firefighters are just letting it burn. They say that way they can get rid of some of the fuel that is still within the containment lines of this fire. The smoke will likely hover over San Bruno Mountain for a little while longer.

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