the republic logo

Investigation ongoing following 5 separate brush fires in the Oakland Hills deemed suspicious


OAKLAND, California — Firefighters will be back in the Oakland Hills a day after putting out five separate brush fires that they have deemed suspicious.

Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Lisa Baker says crews on Wednesday will walk through trails where the fires occurred a day earlier.

Baker says about 100 firefighters from several local and state agencies put the blazes out in about an hour. No injuries or structural damage was reported.

The fires were in a wooded canyon area near several million dollar homes and close to the site of a massive fire in 1991 that killed 25 people and destroyed more than 3,000 homes.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.