August 2-3 Grizzly Fire above Strawberry Canyon

Fire trucks parked on the Upper Jordan Trail just below Grizzly Peak Blvd, photo by Charles Goldhaber

Fire trucks parked on the Upper Jordan Trail just below Grizzly Peak Blvd, photo by Charles Goldhaber

Oakland Fire Department Message on Aug 2:  "Residents in the Berkeley hills should remain prepared should the fire near Grizzly Peak and the Contra Costa County border grow. As of 4:15 p.m., the 20-acre fire was partially contained, no structures were threatened, no evacuations have been ordered in Berkeley and no injuries reported. The fire is approximately a mile from the Berkeley border and heading East. Responding fire departments include Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda County, East Bay Regional Parks, Moraga-Orinda and Cal Fire. Anyone who lives in the hills and is preparing to go home should expect delays.  We continue to monitor events. Crews are expected to be on scene throughout the night and into Thursday."