High Winds Spark Orinda Fire

(Mary Carrillo, Photographer)

    On Aug. 16, the high winds and a crashing tree woke up Mary Carrillo and her husband at their home on Manzanita Dr. They ran to the window in time to see a bluish flash. While they called 911 and their neighbors, they watched the fire spread. The Moraga-Orinda Fire Department arrived a few minutes later. “This is what our fire department does routinely. We are so grateful,” said Mary. On Aug. 20, Mary’s Acalanes Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution presented the firemen who responded with a certificate of appreciation and a gift certificate for a well-deserved dinner.

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