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Grass fire near Facebook in Menlo Park is contained, chief reports

Original post made on Mar 28, 2016

Firefighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District battled a grass fire late Monday afternoon and early evening that engaged between 10 acres and 20 acres of a wildlife preserve at University Avenue and Bayfront Expressway, near the western end of the Dumbarton Bridge and and across the expressway from Facebook headquarters.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 28, 2016, 4:11 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by The Redditarian
a resident of another community
on Mar 28, 2016 at 8:40 pm

[Post removed; Town Square is not a forum for disrespectful and cruel commentary.]


Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Mar 28, 2016 at 9:09 pm

By all means, the delicate sensibilities of Facebook employees must not be compromised! (Never mind that those homeless folks probably lived in some of the housing either taken over by those very employees or are homeless due to insane rents caused in part by Facebook's relocation to Menlo.) Let's not be concerned about the loss of wildlife or marsh, or the problems experienced by commuters or residents.


Posted by The Redditarian
a resident of another community
on Mar 28, 2016 at 9:56 pm

What about the Facebook commuters? The Facebook residents? It inconvenienced them too right? And just because they work at facebook you think that they don't love the frogs and cranes and @#$! that lived in that swamp just as much as you or I? My friend says that her car smells like burnt garbage now.


Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Mar 28, 2016 at 10:06 pm

Oh no, burnt garbage! Her poor car. What a tragedy.


Posted by Robert D.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 29, 2016 at 7:43 am

Robert D. is a registered user.

This article was about the fire - right? I will never understand all the hate towards fb and its employees. I have never worked there and do not know anyone there. I do know they have been a good neighbor, helped our community and the greater bay area. Their buildings create some of the lowest carbon footprint per sq. foot anywhere. and their CEO and his wife are giving away all their money to charity.
I would understand logical opposition in a constructive forum, I just don't get hate.


Posted by really?
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 29, 2016 at 8:57 am

'Wildlife Habitat'- if that scruffy wasteland qualifies as habitat, I'm a spotted owl.


Posted by Request for better reporting
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 29, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Interesting item in the article that could use some more detail:

"The property owners used to mow down the area, he said, but can do so no longer due to environmental concerns."

What are the environmental concerns? Why would you report this without supporting information?


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