OAKLAND -- About 40 firefighters quickly extinguished a 2-alarm vegetation fire Tuesday morning that started off a hiking trail in a canyon below Claremont Avenue.

The fire broke out at about 11:30 a.m., and was brought under control at 11:56 a.m., fire officials said.

Battalion Chief Lisa Baker said about 1.5 acres burned in windy, dry conditions that prompted the response from the Oakland Fire Department, Cal Fire and the East Bay Regional Park District fire department.

There were no injuries.

The fire erupted about 200 feet from the road down a steep hillside about a quarter mile from Fish Ranch Road. Baker said at this time the fire is considered accidental.

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