$20M In Fire Prevention Grants Issued To Bay Area Agencies; Largest Share For East Bay HillsCal Fire has announced the recipients of its fire prevention grants for 2021, with the largest award in the Bay Area going to the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, which recently completed a major Cal Fire-funded project in north Orinda.
Moraga, Orinda Firefighters To Hold Training Exercises, Smoke May Be VisibleMoraga-Orinda firefighters will train on controlled, live fires this week so they're better prepared when the uncontrolled ones come.
Burning Car Rolls Into Fire Engine As Crews Contain 2-Alarm House Fire In OrindaA two-alarm fire at a home on Arroyo Drive in Orinda was contained early Sunday by crews from the Orinda-Moraga-Orinda Fire District, who were hampered by a burning car at the scene that rolled down a driveway into a district engine.
Firefighters Battle Burning Home, Blazing Car in OrindaMoraga-Orinda Fire District crews extinguished a 2-alarm blaze at a hillside home in Orinda early Sunday morning but their work was slowed by a burning car that rolled down the driveway into a fire engine.
East Bay Fire Districts Propose Critical 14-Mile Fire-Break To Protect 500K+ ResidentsA proposed 14-mile fire-break along the north side of Highway 24 could protect 30 East Bay communities and over 500,000 people from future wildfires.
Teenage Girl Killed, 3 Others Injured in Orinda House FireA 16-year-old girl died in a house fire Sunday morning in Orinda. Two additional occupants and one firefighter suffered burn injuries and were taken to hospitals.
East Bay Firefighters Hurt In Crash Recovering, Driver In HospitalThree firefighters involved in a crash on state Highway 24 on Sunday are home from the hospital and recovering from their injuries, Moraga Orinda Fire Chief Randy Bradley said Tuesday.