News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 08/05/2009
Subject :

Grass Fire in Wild Horse Valley Contained to ¼ Acre
Contact : Barbara Cimino, Emergency Manager    650-444-6267
Palo Alto, CA  –  On Wednesday, August 5, 2009, a fire was reported at approximately 3:45 p.m. Palo Alto Fire Department and Foothills Patrol Units responded to a grass fire in the Wild Horse Valley area of Foothills Park. The fire may have been started by power equipment working on the edge of an access road to Towle Camp picnic area.

The fire was contained to less than 1/4 acre due to the rapid response and fast actions of Foothills Patrol 2 and Palo Alto Fire Engine 8. Additional fire resources were assigned to continue to overhaul the area and secure the perimeter area of the fire.

There were no injuries or buildings damaged in this event.