Monday, January 3rd, 2011 at 9:28 pm in Moraga.
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District and Moraga Police Department responded to calls of a fire in the backyard of a home on Corte Azul, off of Paseo Grande. The fire was called in when people using the Campolindo turf field saw large flames shooting up in the neighboring yard.
Responding officials from the MOFD determined that the cause of the fire was that the resident of the home was burning his Christmas tree using an accelerant. Other responding trucks were called off by the first-arriving truck.
Smoke and small debris blew over from the neighbor’s yard into the air at the Campolindo turf field.