Edgewood Fire: San Mateo County wildfire now 20 acres, 20% contained, CAL FIRE says; evacuation orders lifted

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KGO) – CAL FIRE says the 20-acre Edgewood Fire burning in San Mateo County is now 20% contained, as of 6:30 a.m. Wednesday,

All evacuation orders were downgraded to six-alarm fire warnings.

Residents of the Woodside and Portola Valley areas should expect to smell smoke from the blaze for the next 72 to 96 hours as crews continue to reach full containment, firefighters said.

At a 5:30 p.m. briefing on Tuesday, officials said the fire was burning in a northwesterly direction toward North Canada Road and crews were actively working to protect homes at risk of catching fire.

Authorities said a firefighter was injured while battling the blaze and was taken to hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time.

Several agencies are helping with the fire response, which includes air support, the CAL FIRE spokesperson said.

Firefighters first responded to two fires shortly after 2:20 p.m. in the Edgewood Road and Crestview Drive area and the California Highway Patrol reported smoke was visible from Interstate Highway 280.

All evacuation orders have been downgraded to warnings. See the map below for the latest update:

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The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office moved the Evacuation and Reunification Center from the Cañada College Theater to the Veterans Memorial Senior Center in Redwood City.

Stanford University also reported impacts from the fire, with a power outage affecting many parts of campus due to a downed PG&E transmission line, school officials said on Twitter.

Smoke from the fire may be visible from campus, but there is no threat to the campus late Tuesday afternoon, Stanford officials said.

According to the PG&E website, thousands of customers are without power in parts of San Mateo County, including evacuation zones.

San Mateo County Parks tweeted that Edgewood Park is closed due to the fire burning in part of the park.

Video and footage sent to ABC7 by viewers showed smoke billowing from the hillside where the fire started and could be seen from as far away as Alameda.

Fortunately, CAL FIRE reports that no structures were damaged or lost in this fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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Bay City News Service contributed to this article.

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