Brush fire in Brisbane prompts voluntary evacuations

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BRISBANE (KRON) – An 11-alarm brush fire burned on San Bruno Mountain Thursday.

A little after 1 p.m., officials said the fire is 50-percent contained and the voluntary evacuation has been lifted.

No one was injured in the fire and no structures were damaged.

PG&E released a statement responding to the fire.

“The safety of our customers and the communities we serve is our most important responsibility,” the statement read. “Per Cal Fire’s ranking system, this area is in Tier One/the lowest ranking fire threat danger area. The lines in the vicinity were not impacted by the current PSPS event. PG&E crews are on the scene of the active fire in Brisbane supporting local first responders to ensure the safety of the area. Right now, our focus is supporting the fire suppression efforts and then will be on assessing any impacts to our infrastructure once we get the all clear to do so. We also remain focused on continuing to inspect our electric equipment and safely restore service for the our customers impacted by the PSPS.

The fire was reported a little before 11 a.m.

Cal Fire is also responding with aerial support.

No structures are threatened, but officials said the fire was moving south toward South San Francisco.

Voluntary evacuations were in effect for the following areas:

  • Kings Road
  • Trinity Road
  • Margaret Avenue
  • Paul Avenue
  • San Mateo Lane
  • Humboldt Road

Brisbane School District said none of its schools are in danger from the fire or smoke and that classes are continuing while students are being kept indoors during this time.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Large columns of smoke are visible from Highway 101 and 280.

Brisbane Police is reporting road closures in the area:

  • Humboldt at Trinity
  • Humboldt at San Mateo
  • Humboldt at Kings

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Right now there are slight delays on the taxi and some gates at SFO right now, but no major delays.

Be sure to check with your carrier if you’re flying out of SFO.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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