Firefighters, Residents on High Alert Following Suspicious Fires at Oakland Hills

By Jodi Hernandez
|  Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014  |  Updated 8:05 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Oakland firefighters and residents are on high alert following five fires reported in the city on Tuesday. Jodi Hernandez reports.

Oakland firefighters and residents are on high alert following five fires reported in the city on Tuesday. Jodi Hernandez reports.

Photos and Videos

Brush Fires in Oakland Hills "Suspicious": Officials

Investigators are calling a series of brush fires that broke out in the Oakland Hills “suspicious.” Cheryl Hurd reports.
More Photos and Videos

Oakland firefighters and residents are on high alert following five fires reported in the city on Tuesday.

Investigators said the fires, all in the Oakland Hills area, are suspicious. Fire crews spent Wednesday patrolling  the area and making sure residents are taking the needed steps to protect themselves.

"We just want to make sure people are vigilant about keeping properties clear and making sure if they see anything out of the ordinary to call it in," said Capt. Marshall McKee, Oakland Fire Department.

Oakland Hills-resident Mark Bone said given the area's fire history, he and his neighbors take fire prevention very seriously. But knowing there is a potential arsonist on the loose is scary, he said.

"If somebody deliberately starts a fire, there's not a whole lot you can do," Bone said.

View more in Jodi Hernandez's video report above.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out