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Brush Fire Burns In Preserve Near Palo Alto

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A helicopter crew battles a fire near Palo Alto (CBS)

A helicopter crew battles a fire near Palo Alto (CBS)

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PALO ALTO (CBS SF) – Fire crews were battling a brush fire Wednesday afternoon in the Arastradero Preserve, according to the Palo Alto Fire Department.

The fire was initially reported at 4:08 p.m. after a caller spotted smoke in the preserve.

An area of brush near Arastradero Road between Alpine Road and Page Mill Road was burning when Palo Alto firefighters arrived.

The fire is off one of the trails, and not close to the roadway, according to the fire department.

Teams with the Santa Clara County Fire Department and Cal Fire are also assisting, according to the Palo Alto Fire Department.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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