Baylands brush fire caused by kids with matches

Fire crews quickly contain Wednesday-afternoon blaze along trail near Palo Alto golf course

Two children playing with matches set fire to dry grass and brush along a trail at the end of Geng Road in Palo Alto, near the Baylands Athletic Center, Wednesday afternoon.

The youngsters tried but failed to extinguish the blaze, but because the grass and brush were so dry they couldn't put it out, Palo Alto Fire Department Battalion Chief Chris Woodard reported.

The fire burned an area of about 20 feet by 50 feet, he said.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze in about 30 minutes, using foam and hand tools.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 5, 2010 at 11:47 am

I hope this scared them so badly that they NEVER try this stunt again.

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Posted by lol
a resident of Barron Park School
on Aug 6, 2010 at 2:26 am

they will do it happens all the time every year..its never the same kids its always different ones

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