MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Police have ordered evacuations as a fast-moving wildfire spreads in the hills of a San Francisco Bay Area community.
Moraga-Orinda firefighters responded to the scene near the St. Mary’s College campus early Thursday. The school does not appear threatened at this time.
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) October 10, 2019
Moraga police ordered evacuations in the town’s Sanders Ranch neighborhood. Residents were told to take only essential items.
The community in Contra Costa County is part of Pacific Gas and Electric’s ongoing pre-emptive electricity shutdowns.
Earlier this morning there was a #fire near Moraga in Contra Costa County, that has been named the #MerrillFire Below is an animation where you can see the fire flare up in satellite imagery using a product that we normally use to monitor fog at night. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/JTaHzHN2Rl
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) October 10, 2019