Grass fire provides brief scare in northern Richmond

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Fire damages home in 1800 Bissell Ave

The Richmond Fire Department responded to a grass fire Tuesday afternoon on the 2700 block of Barnard Street according to a Department spokesman.

Residents reported the fire at 2:24 p.m., according to Richmond Fire Department Capt. Rico Rincon. When fire crews arrived minutes later, the blaze was determined to be significant enough for evacuations to be ordered as a safety precaution. 

A handful of residents were forced to briefly leave their residences when the large grassy field in back of their homes became ablaze. The fire was successful extinguished by 3:28 pm.

Rincon said no injuries or significant property damage were reported and investigators were trying to determine the source of the fire.

Sources: Bay City News; San Francisco Chronicle

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