Some evacuations lifted in Moraga fire

Bay Area

MORAGA (KRON) — Crews continue to make good progress on a fire that broke out early Thursday in Moraga, forcing evacuations.

The Merrill Fire was first reported just before 1 a.m. near on Merrill Circle North near Sanders Ranch Road.

The fire has burned 40 acres, according to CalFire and at last check was 70% contained/

At this time mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect for those who live on Merrill Circle.

Any previous evacuation orders for other areas have since been lifted.

An evacuation center has been set up at St. Monica’s Church on Camino Pablo.

There are no reported injuries.

The cause remains under investigation.

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