A grass fire broke out behind Gunn High School in Palo Alto at about 4:30 p.m. Friday (May 27). Four fire engines responded and quickly doused the blaze.
Gunn 11th-grader Kareem Fawal witnessed the fire. He had just been dropped in the school parking lot around 4:37 p.m. when he smelled smoke.
"I thought it was a BBQ for a second until I looked in the direction of the smoke and saw a fire burning on the roots of the trees and leaves," Fawal told Palo Alto Online. "I walked towards the back and saw little pieces of fire burning before I got the main source."
Fawal caught the fire on video. Watch it here.