Grass fire breaks out, contained by firefighters in North Berkeley Hills

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About 3:45 a.m. Monday, a grass fire broke out in the North Berkeley Hills in the area of Ajax Place and Golf Course Road.

Fire crews from multiple jurisdictions were called in to assist with the fire, according to BFD spokesperson and acting fire chief Dave Brannigan. Brannigan added that no evacuations were made, but that residents of the area were asked to be prepared to leave should conditions change.

As of 6:15 a.m., the grass fire was under control, although there was still smoke in the air, according to a Nixle alert from Berkeley Police Department. BPD advised residents with respiratory problems to use precautions.

Check back for updates.

Harini Shyamsundar is the university news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @hshyamsundar.

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