Grass fire scorches Oakland hills

A four-alarm grass fire is burning in the Oakland hills this afternoon, a fire dispatcher said.

The blaze was reported at 1:56 p.m. near Park Boulevard and Estates Drive in Dimond Canyon Park, the dispatcher said.

The fire had not been extinguished as of 2:40 p.m. but was not threatening any structures and had not caused any injuries, the dispatcher said.

Fire trucks descended onto the nearby Montclair golf driving range on Monterey Boulevard to try to put out the flames from there, golf course manager Cliff Lee said. Lee said the flames appear to just be several hundred feet below the driving range.

“There’s a bunch of smoke. It’s pretty close, you can tell,” he said.

Lee said firefighters are dropping foam onto the blaze from an aircraft.

He said employees and customers have not been evacuated so “everyone’s rubbernecking.”

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