A six-alarm fire forced evacuations and sparked outages Tuesday in San Mateo County.
The evacuations tied to what officials are calling the Edgewood Fire were ordered in the Emerald Hills area near San Carlos and Redwood City. Officials in a media briefing reported a firefighter was hurt while battling the blaze and was transported to Stanford Hospital.
The blaze has burned at least 20 acres in the areas around Maple Street, Cal Fire said, adding numerous fire resources are on scene including air support. Flames were 20% contained as of 7 a.m.
Firefighters initially responded to the fire shortly after 2:20 p.m. in the area of Edgewood Road and Crestview Drive.
The California Highway Patrol reported smoke visible from Interstate 280.
“We’re battling some hot temps, luckily no wind, but expect heat through the night that’ll require us to stay out here until we have some containment,” said Chief Jonathan Cox of Cal Fire.