Palo Alto firefighters responded to a report of vegetation fire near Lake Lagunita at about 12:20 p.m. Friday, according to emergency alerts sent out to the Stanford University community.
The fire was extinguished at around 2:50 p.m. There were no reports of injuries or structural damages, according to an AlertSU Emergency Alert. Firefighters remain on scene performing inspection and cleanup.
Four student residences in the area, including Narnia, Enchanted Broccoli Forest, Kappa Alpha and Jerry, were evacuated as a precaution and are expected to reopen soon.
The fire was started by a remote-controlled plane that crashed, according to the alert. As a precautionary measure, the Dish area in the nearby foothills is closed for the remainder of the day.