At 3:43 pm Sunday, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a report of a roadside fire along Kirker Pass Road in the City of Concord.
While responding, the vegetation quickly spread and forced Kirker Pass Road to shut down to allow fire crews to work the incident and possibly have air support begin water drops.
By 4:22 pm, forward progress was stopped as the fire was located at Kirker Pass near Hess. The northbound Kirker Pass direction was shut down at Myrtle in concord.
According to Contra Costa County Fire, the fire was estimated at 7-acres.
No other information was readily available.
Several Vegetation Fire this Week
On Saturday, fire crews battled a 1/4 acre vegetation fire in Bay Point. Meanwhile, crews battled two vegetation fires in the City of Oakley in the Summer Lake Neighborhood. Meanwhile, back on May 18, they battled a 5-acre vegetation fire in Martinez.
Pre-Season Wildfire preparedness
This past week, Contra Costa County Fire has also held several meetings for pre-season wildfire presentation to offer tips and tricks to keep ones family and property safe from wildfires:
- May 30 – Lafayette
- June 8 – Lafayette
- June 8 – Concord
- June 17 – Pinole