Brush Fire Burns in Oakland, Forces Partial Closure of Highway 13

Fire crews on Saturday battled a two-alarm brush blaze near Holy Names University in Oakland.

The fire, which was called in just before 3:30 p.m., burned near Highway 13 and Park Boulevard, but it was knocked down as of 3:55 p.m. according to fire officials. Firefighters stayed on scene to fully contain the blaze, which scorched roughly 1.5 acres.

Northbound lanes of Highway 13 were closed at Redwood Road while crews battled and contained the fire, according to fire and California Highway Patrol officials. The impacted lanes were reopened roughly 2.5 hours after being closed.

The cause of the blaze has yet to be determined.

Further information was not available.

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