Vegetation Fire on border of Brisbane, South San Francisco & San Bruno Mountain

Date:  June 2, 2012

HEADLINE: Vegetation Fire on boarder of Brisbane,South San Francisco & San Bruno Mountain

On June 2, 2012 at 1:40 p.m., 11 Fire Companies, 2 Air Tankers, 1 helicopter, 2 Hand Crews, 3 fire companies 6 Chief Officers under unified command, 1 Public Information Officer and 1 fire investigator responded to a vegetation fire in the area of Bayshore Boulevard & Valley Drive on the boarder of the City of Brisbane, South San Francisco and the county area of San Bruno Mountain. The first arriving fire company reported a vegetation fire extending up the hillside into heavy brush and requested additional resources to assist with containment.

In addition to several air drops of fire retardant, fire companies worked directly along the perimeter extending hose lays and getting a line around the fire and gaining full containment within approximately three hours. The total area of vegetation burned was approximately ten (10) acres and there was no immediate threat to any structures. Fire companies and hand crews remained at scene until the fire was determined to be controlled.  There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The North County Fire Authority reminds all residents to safely reduce or remove dangerous vegetation, and flammable or combustible materials from their properties.