Late yesterday afternoon, several Bernalese reported seeing a grim column of smoke rising from the skies of south Bernal, around I-280.
The cause was a brush fire, which spread quickly around Ellsworth, just south of Moultrie. The Chronicle reported:
Reports of the blaze near the corner of Ellsworth Street and Alemany Boulevard came in around 3 p.m., said Mindy Talmadge, a Fire Department spokeswoman.
One home on Moultrie Street sustained some damage, though Talmadge said that portion of the fire was put out quickly. The fire was contained around 4 p.m., and the cause was under investigation, Talmadge said.
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