Grass fire burns about 1 acre near Westwood Hills Park

2012-10-09T19:00:00Z 2012-10-09T19:52:35Z Grass fire burns about 1 acre near Westwood Hills ParkKerana Todorov Napa Valley Register
October 09, 2012 7:00 pm  • 

A fire of unknown origin burned about 1 acre of a grassy hillside on Tuesday near Westwood Hills Park and an apartment complex, according to Napa fire.

The fire, which was reported in the 3000 block of Browns Valley Road at 5:46 p.m., was burning uphill, in the opposite direction of the Charter Oaks Apartment complex, according to Napa fire. The apartment complex was not threatened and there were no injuries, Napa Fire Division Chief John Callanan said.

The fire was contained at 6:08 p.m., Callanan said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, he said.

Charter Oaks’ maintenance supervisor Roy Conner said he saw the flames near the apartment complex’ community garden shoot straight up in the air and move uphill. As of 6:30 p.m., crews continued to put out hot spots.

Matt Rogers, who lives at Charter Oaks Apartments, said he turned around and saw “a bunch of flames.”

“It was raining ashes,” said Rogers, 17.

Callanan said the area were the fire occurred is private property, right next to Westwood Hills Park. It is a spot that burns at least once a year, he said.

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