A trash fire spread to a fence and damaged the siding and roof of a garage of a residence at 700 Roble Ave. in Menlo Park tonight (May 31), but was quickly extinguished by firefighters with the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the Redwood City Fire Department.
Firefighters got the call at 8:25 p.m. and the fire was put down in five to six minutes, said Battalion Chief Mike Shaffer of the Menlo Park fire district.
"It was pretty straightforward," Mr. Shaffer said. "We got a good early call on it so it didn't have a chance to spread."
Three engine companies and a truck company responded to the fire.
The damage was estimated at less than $15,000.