VIDEO: Crews battle grass fire off Hwy 24 in Orinda

Video courtesy of @ruffruffpetcare

ORINDA (KRON) — Firefighters were battling a two-alarm fire along Highway 24 in Orinda Monday afternoon, according to Contra Costa firefighters.

The fire was reported at 12:57 p.m. on the right-hand shoulder of westbound Highway 24 near the Gateway Boulevard on-ramp, CHP officials said.

Three lanes were closed in the westbound direction, but all lanes were open in the eastbound direction.

Since 6:13 p.m., however, all lanes have reopened.

The 25-acre fire was sparked by a car on the side of Hwy 24.

The car fire involved a sedan with engine problems on the right-hand shoulder of westbound Highway 24 near the Wilder Road on-ramp. The flames then spread to the nearby grass and hillside, CHP Officer Brandon Correia said.

Cal Fire officials said on Twitter shortly after 3 p.m. that the blaze’s “forward progress has been stopped” by fire crews.

No injuries have been reported in connection with the fire, Correia said

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