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Fire burning on San Bruno Mountain in Bay Area 60 percent contained

Just after 5 p.m., officials reported the fire was 60 percent contained. Only 11 acres had burned.

BRISBANE, Calif — A three-alarm brush fire broke out late Thursday morning near several transmission lines on the San Bruno Mountain in the Bay Area, according to San Mateo County officials.

According to ABC7 Bay Area, no evacuations have been ordered in that area, but there are houses down the hill. Just after 5 p.m., officials with the City of Brisbane reported the fire was 60 percent contained with approximately 11 acres burned. All evacuation advisories have been lifted.

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter that multiple agencies are responding to the brush fire, and the Brisbane Police Department is handling any potential evacuations in the area.

Smoke from the fire can be seen from parts of South San Francisco, but residents there are not in danger, according to the city's police department.

It's still unclear how the fire started, but winds in the area are as strong as 35 mph and could impact its growth.

Another fire broke out Thursday morning in the Contra Costa County town, Moraga, forcing evacuations in the area. The so-called Merrill Fire only burned 40 acres and is 95 percent contained.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC10 for more updates.


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