30-ace fire contained in Moraga, CAL FIRE says

Bay City News
Monday, October 12, 2020
Crews responding to 10-acre fire in Moraga with 'moderate' rate of spread
Fire crews in Contra Costa County are responding to a brush fire in Moraga Sunday evening with a "moderate rate" of spread, according CAL FIRE.

MORAGA, Calif. -- A grass fire Sunday on the southeast edge of Moraga in Contra Costa County burned approximately 30 acres of vegetation before it was completely contained about 9 p.m. Sunday, CAL FIRE said.

The Irvine Fire, named for Irvine Drive in southeast Moraga near where the fire started, was first reported about 6:30 p.m. Sunday just southeast of Moraga between the city and the Las Trampas Regional Wilderness area near Danville.

Crews from CAL FIRE and the Moraga Orinda Fire department were fighting the fire. Helicopters from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and the East Bay Regional Park District were also called in. Crews were still mopping up as of 10 p.m. Sunday.

The cause of the fire was not immediately available Sunday night.

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