Edgewood Fire: San Mateo County forest fire remains on 20 acres, 42% contained, says CAL FIRE; evacuation orders revoked

REDWOOD CITY, California (KGO) – CAL FIRE says the 20-acre Edgewood fire burning in San Mateo County is now 42% contained, from 6 p.m. 14:27 Wednesday.

All evacuation orders have been downgraded to fire alarms with six alarms.

Residents in the Woodside and Portola Valley areas should expect to smell smoke from the fire over the next 72-96 hours while crews continue to reach full containment, fire officials said.

During a briefing at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, officials said the fire was burning in a north-northwest direction toward North Canada Road, and crews are actively working to protect homes at risk of ignition.

Officials say a firefighter was injured while fighting the fire and has been taken to hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time.

Several agencies are helping with fire preparedness, which includes air support, the CAL FIRE spokesman said.

Firefighters initially responded to two fires shortly after noon. 14.20 in the area of ​​Edgewood Road and Crestview Drive and the California Highway Patrol reported that smoke was visible from Interstate Highway 280.

All evacuation orders have been downgraded to warnings. See the map below for the latest update:

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The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office has moved the evacuation and reunification center from the Cañada College Theater to the Veterans Memorial Senior Center in Redwood City.

Stanford University also reported impacts as a result of the fire, with a power outage affecting many parts of campus due to a broken PG&E transmission line, school officials said on Twitter.

Smoke from the fire may be visible from campus, but there is no threat to campus late Tuesday afternoon, Stanford officials said.

According to PG & E’s website, thousands of customers are without power in parts of San Mateo County, including areas in the evacuation zone.

San Mateo County Parks tweeted that Edgewood Park is closed due to the fire burning in part of the park.

Video and photos sent to ABC7 from viewers showed smoke rising from the mountainside where the fire started, which could be seen from as far away as Alameda.

Fortunately, CAL FIRE says no structures have been damaged or lost in this fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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The Bay City News Service contributed to this article.

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