June 30, 2022

Edgewood Fire: San Mateo County wildfire now 20 acres, 20% contained, CAL FIRE says; evacuation orders lifted

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KGO) — CAL FIRE says that the 20-acre Edgewood Fireplace burning in San Mateo County is now 20% contained, as of 6:30 a.m. Wednesday,

All evacuation orders have been downgraded to warnings on the six-alarm fireplace.

Throughout a briefing at 5:30 p.m., officers mentioned the fireplace is burning in a north to northwesterly path in direction of north Canada Highway and crews are actively working to guard properties liable to catching fireplace.

Officers say a firefighter was injured whereas battling the blaze and has been taken to the hospital. Their situation is unknown presently.

A number of companies are aiding within the fireplace response, which incorporates assist from the air, the CAL FIRE spokesperson mentioned.

Firefighters initially responded to 2 fires shortly after 2:20 p.m. within the space of Edgewood Highway and Crestview Drive and the California Freeway Patrol reported that smoke was seen from Interstate Freeway 280.

All evacuation orders have been downgraded to warnings. See the map beneath for the newest replace:

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The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Workplace has moved the evacuation and reunification heart from Cañada School Theatre to Veterans Memorial Senior Heart in Redwood Metropolis.

Stanford College additionally reported impacts on account of the fireplace, with an influence outage affecting many components of the campus as a consequence of a downed PG&E transmission line, faculty officers mentioned on Twitter.

Smoke from the fireplace could also be seen from campus however there isn’t any menace to the campus as of late Tuesday afternoon, Stanford officers mentioned.

In line with PG&E’s web site, 1000’s of consumers are with out energy all through components of San Mateo County together with areas within the evacuation zone.

San Mateo County Parks tweeted that Edgewood Park is closed because of the fireplace burning in a portion of the park.

Video and pictures despatched to ABC7 from viewers, confirmed smoke rising from the hillside the place the fireplace began which could possibly be seen from as far-off as Alameda.

Fortunately, CAL FIRE says no constructions have been broken or misplaced on this fireplace.

The reason for the fireplace is unknown presently.

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