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Part of Claremont Ave. Closed by Fire

Claremont Avenue in the East Bay hills will be closed most of the day today, Tuesday, because of a brush fire, according to Oakland police.

Claremont Avenue between Alvarado Road and Grizzly Peak Boulevard is expected to be closed most of day on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, because of a brush fire, according to Oakland police. Photo: Google Maps
Claremont Avenue between Alvarado Road and Grizzly Peak Boulevard is expected to be closed most of day on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, because of a brush fire, according to Oakland police. Photo: Google Maps
Claremont Avenue is expected to be closed between Alvarado Road and Grizzly Peak Boulevard for most of the day today, Tuesday, as firefighters continue mopping up from a brush fire, according to Oakland police.

Police said they received a request for traffic control assistance from the Oakland Fire Department at 11:41 a.m. because of a brush fire in the area.

The fire appeared to be contained by 12:30 p.m., police said.

That affected section of Claremont Avenue is in the hills within Oakland city limit. The street travels through Berkeley and Oakland.

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