Brentwood: Firefighters Limit Vegetation Fire Threatening Homes to 5-Acres

Photo by Michelle McKay

On Sunday at approximately 7:40 pm, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a report of a vegetation fire in the area of O’Hara Avenue and Central Avenue.

Upon arrival, Engine 59 (Discovery Bay) located approximately 5-acres of vegetation burning along the railroad tracks with structures threatened in the Palmilla neighborhood and a business strip threatened along O’Hara Ave.

It should also be noted that all East Contra Costa units were delayed to respond due to being at another vegetation fire along SR4 which burned 30-acres.

Firefighters mobilized upon arrival and began to make fire attack and knock down the fire with no structures or damage.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was undetermined.

— Editors Note —

During this incident, a residential structure fire came in at the 400 block of Montecito Drive across town at 7:58 pm. No East Contra Costa Fire resources were available and aid was requested and approved.

Upon arrival, Battalion Chief 2 of Contra Costa Fire, who was in the area on a large vegetation fire in Antioch, arrived on scene to report that fire sprinklers in the home were activated and knocked down the fire and limited damages.