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Firefighters Battling Vegetation Fire in Pittsburg

by CC News

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is battling a vegetation fire in the city of Pittsburg Sunday afternoon

According to preliminary information, the fire broke out around 4:40 pm Sunday along John Henry Johnson Parkway off W Leland Road. While units were responding, heavy smoke was observed in the air.

By 4:44 pm, Engine 87 was on scene reporting a fully involved shack/storage building with vegetation on fire and running up a hill. A full vegetation response was requested.

By 4:53 pm, the vegetation fire was estimated at 10+ acres.

By 4:59 pm, the structure fire was reported to be fully involved and crews were in “complete defensive mode”. The wildland fire was estimated between 5-10 acres, CALFIRE and air support still to continue.

By 5:18 pm, CONFIRE was establishing structure protection in the surrounding area while CALFIRE air support was requested to continue to the area. The fire was at 35-acres.

By 5:33 pm, CONFIRE stated that wind was still driving the fire and has grown to 40+ acres. They were possibly looking at evacuations on Golf Club Rd.

As of 5:55 pm, the fire was at 50 acres and 0% containment. Evacuations were still possible.

As of 6:05 pm, the fire was still at 50 acres, however, CONFIRE said the fire was at 40% containment. Evacuations still possible

As of 6:35 pm, the fire is holding at 55 acres and 40% contained. Crews have a line around the fire. Smoke is also being reduced. Some units are also now being released from the incident.

Check back for updates.

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Lazy K June 9, 2024 - 6:02 pm

Pleasantly surprised that a moron has not put a drone up yet

CHAVO N RICKY June 9, 2024 - 9:39 pm

My drone battery died so…

Also I miss my man

Savageasflux June 9, 2024 - 6:23 pm

Currently seeing 2 firefighting planes and 1 cal fire helicopter in the area making passes over the firearea.

MEV June 9, 2024 - 10:40 pm

Who is starting these fires? Smells awful. 😞 Thank you Firefighters. Don’t know how you out io with the smell and headache, burning eyes from the chemicals used to put out the fires.


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