Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 at 2:11 pm in Orinda.
The summer heat was only partly responsible for a fire that ignited Monday afternoon in Orinda. The fire that was reported just after 1:00 p.m. was started when sparks from a power tool landed on some dry brush in the area. The fire started behind the Grizzly Peak Stables.
The fire took an hour to contain and burned approximately 1.5 acres of land. Firefighters from the Moraga-Orinda Fire Department, Contra Costa Fire District and East Bay Regional Parks combined to put out the fire.
The fire did not reach any buildings, so damage was contained to the land. There were also no injuries reported.