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Evacuation orders lifted but thousands remain without power, as firefighters work to contain Edgewood Fire

Original post made on Jun 22, 2022

A brush fire that grew to over 20 acres in an area between Woodside, Redwood City and Edgewood Park Tuesday afternoon is now 20% contained, Cal Fire fire officials said Wednesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 8:26 AM

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Posted by Karen
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 22, 2022 at 12:41 pm

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Many thanks to the emergency personnel battling this fire, and wishes for a speedy recovery to those injured. But I think that inmate firefighters from prison camps deserve more than $1 per hour.


Posted by Green Gables
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 22, 2022 at 1:05 pm

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Karen - Inmate firefighters earn $2.90-$5.12 per day on regular assignments and $1 per hour on emergency assignments, according to their website.


Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 22, 2022 at 2:24 pm

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This should be a learning experience for Palo Alto (Santa Clara County). What are the evacuation procedures for Foothills Preserve and the PA Hills and LA Hills?


Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of another community
on Jun 22, 2022 at 3:36 pm

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Palo Alto has no established evacuation zone, according to Zonehaven website. Like mushrooms, we are kept in the dark. No police scanner for early warnings. It's like Paradise, except in Paradise they actually had an evacuation plan. It failed, but they had one. So without a plan, I think we in Palo Alto are blissfully ignorant. Or should be. Or something.


Posted by EmmaP
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 22, 2022 at 9:19 pm

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There seems to be evacuation info for Palo Alto residents on the west side of Foothill express at
Web Link

Los Altos Hills has info at
Web Link


Posted by Claudette
a resident of Woodside
on Jun 23, 2022 at 10:41 am

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I’d like to hear more about the explosions. Numerous residents heard them just before the fire broke out, but pg&e has yet to acknowledge or explain them.


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