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Tuesday’s smoke caused by fire on outskirts of Orinda

By scarney
Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 10:12 am in Lamorinda, Orinda.

If you were outside in the Lamorinda area Tuesday between the hours of 3:00 and 5:00 p.m., you likely smelled smoke caused by a brush fire on the edge of Orinda.

Around 3:00 p.m., a brush fire broke out near the Fish Ranch Road exit off Highway 24 in Orinda. The fire burned its way to the Oakland side of the hills and burned a total of 30 acres.

Nearly 25 fire engines and several helicopters and planes were used to combat the fire. Firefighters were able to have the fire completely contained by 5:15 p.m.

No damage or injuries were a result of the fire. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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