Published Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 1625 hours PT
SAN MATEO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — A 5-alarm brush fire is burning on West Rocky Way and Eastview Way in Emerald Hills, a community currently under mandatory evacuation orders due to the out-of-control fire burning near structures.
It is named the EDGEWOOD FIRE.
It was originally reported on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 1437 hours PT.
There was another fire burning in the nearby vicinity named the COLTON FIRE but has since been put out and held at one acre. Resources have been released.
Resources include Woodside FD and CAL FIRE CZU, Redwood City PD, San Mateo Consolidated FD, OCFA.
Evacuations are in effect –> Check Map for Area Evacuations. https://community.zonehaven.com/?latlon=37.46540024621105,-122.25577376527622&z=12
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Timeline of this Incident:
1435 PT — Possible multiple fires burning on the hillside, moving up towards houses. A second alarm is requested. Resources will be deployed to Edgewood Road and Crestview Drive on the end. Other resources will be dispatched to 1 Colton Court on the south end.
1439 PT — CAL FIRE CZU put out a broadcast, they have firefighters en route to Edgewood Road and Crestview Drive in San Mateo County.
1440 PT — Two confirmed fires burning in the park and observed as three acres. Requesting the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office to start evacuations on West Maple Way (southern end). Air support is also requested to respond asap.
1511 PT — Fire burning towards the power station. A 3rd alarm is requested. The COLTON FIRE has been knocked down and is holding at one acre. It has a line around it.
1523 PT — The EDGEWOOD FIRE is now again running up towards residential structures again off of West Rocky Way. A 4th alarm is requested.
1530 PT — Fire behavior has increased significantly and has spotted across the drainage. AA requesting two additional copters and two air tankers, large ones if available. A 5th alarm is requested.
1534 PT — CAL FIRE places an order for two additional Type 3 engine strike teams for a total of 10 engines, as well as two strike teams of dozers (four dozers) and five more water tenders. Concerns about the fire jumping nearby I-280 are their main focus.
1541 PT — Fire has now burned up to 15-20 acres of land and is pushing down to the Canada Road substation, which is threatening structures directly.
1616 PT — Fire is being held at 20 acres along with four copters and six tankers deployed to the area. Evacuation areas are now increasing.
1654 PT — IC holding at five-alarm fire response even though they have only one Type 3 resource left for their incident. They will know in another hour if they need to elevate their response to a six-alarm incident. Some resources have been released from the COLTON FIRE incident.
1657 PT — Powerlines have been de-energized in the area. 11,000 customers are without power due to the fire.
1659 PT — PIO states the fire is currently holding at 20 acres with low wind speeds. Air resources are dropping retardant and water over the fire. The COLTON FIRE has been contained, while there are additional resources en route to the main fire (EDGEWOOD FIRE) continues to burn.
1709 PT — Structure Protection Group reports hot spots in the canyon and noticed a wind shift with some concern if the fire starts up the hill they will need additional resources. For now, they are going to try to hold the fire as there are no available resources in stages per command.
There has been no cause released by Fire Officials at the time of this fire, however, there is a high heat advisory in effect.
1704 PT — OCFA’s FIRIS Intel 12 maps the fire at 15.3 acres at 1559 hours.
1710 PT — Fire has been upgraded to a 6-Alarm fire response. E24, E32, E5, and B3 just toned out to respond to Fire Station 19. Now, they have CAL FIRE 16Alpha, 16-61, and 16-11.
1720 PT — E13 released and dispatched to Fire Station 19 (Staging), available to be deployed on this fire.
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