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A grass fire erupted late Thursday morning on San Bruno Mountain above the city of Brisbane in San Mateo County.

The fire was first reported at 10:55 a.m. Live streams from local news helicopters showed winds fanning the flames on the hillside in an area directly under power lines. A large plume of smoke was visible from Highway 101 and nearby San Francisco International Airport.

PG&E’s website showed no outages in the area, neither from the preventative power shut-offs the utility implemented starting Wednesday nor as a result of the grass fire.

KGO reported the fire had reached about 25 acres by 11:50 a.m. Firefighters could be seen attacking the fire from the ground and the air trying to prevent the fire from spreading over the ridge.

Voluntary evacuations were issued for Brisbane residents, but no mandatory evacuations had been ordered as of 12 p.m. KNTV reported that Lipman Middle School and Brisbane Elementary had been ordered to shelter in place.


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There was no danger to South San Francisco homes or businesses as of 11:50 a.m., according to the city’s police department.

This story is developing and will be updated.

Alix Martichoux is an SFGate digital editor. Read her latest stories and send her news tips at alix.martichoux@sfgate.com

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