Crews extinguish vegetation fire near Woodside

Blaze reported in Huddart Park, near Teague Hill

San Mateo County Fire Department crews have extinguished a vegetation fire off of Kings Mountain Road west of Woodside in unincorporated San Mateo County that broke out early Sunday morning, according to fire dispatch.

Crews were first dispatched to the blaze near 1100 Kings Mountain Road in Woodside around 6:08 a.m., fire dispatch said.

The slow-moving 3.5- to 5-acre fire burned in Huddart Park near Teague Hill within the western hills, according to a San Mateo County alert issued shortly after 8 a.m.

No evacuation orders were issued. Cal Fire assisted the Woodside Fire Protection District in responding to the fire.

Around 9:40 a.m., firefighters stopped the fire from spreading and established a line around the blaze that was extinguished as of 5:55 p.m., according to the Woodside fire district.

One firefighter was left with a minor injury, Cal Fire said on Twitter. No other injuries were reported and no structures were damaged.

Smoke from the fire was visible Sunday morning from Highway 280 in the Redwood City area, according to Cal Fire.

Fire crews plan to be in the area through Monday morning "due to extremely heavy ground fuels," according to Cal Fire. Woodside fire officials added they’ll monitor the area for the rest of the week.

The fire prompted emergency responders to close Huddart Park for the day, as well as Kings Mountain Road at Skyline Boulevard east to Woodside and between Patrol Road and Skyline Boulevard.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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