Updated: Marsh Creek Road Shut Down Due to Three Vegetation Fires

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At 2:16 am Saturday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District along with CALFIRE responded to a series of vegetation fires along Marsh Creek Road.

In total 3 separate fires occurred between 2:16 am and 3:25 am which has shut down Marsh Creek Road in both directions between Clayton and Lydia Lane.

According to East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Chief Brian Helmick, the largest fire is currently at 150-acres and is 0 percent contained as of 7:15 am. The two other fires closer to the Sunshine Station are 95% contained and 100% contained.

He noted that although two structures were originally threatened, that threat has been mitigated. Currently, no other structures are threatened and no evacuations are needed.

Helmick stated that all ECCFPD units are committed to the fire and the District is being covered by a single unit out of French Camp (San Joaquin County). He also highighted all agencies in Contra Costa are represented on the 150-acre fire along with outside agencies from Alameda and Solano County.

9:56 am Update

  • Incident 1: Deer Valley Rd near Balfour contained to 28-acres (100%)
  • Incident 2: Marsh Creek Rd near Lydia contained sits at 53-acres (100%)
  • Incident 3: Marsh Creek Rd 2 miles east of Sunshine Station at 144 acres at 60% contained.

According to Carol Johnson, assistant general manager at the East Bay Regional Park District, just before 9:00 am she stated that Round Valley was closed and the fires did reach EBRPD property.

It was the third major incident of the night for East Contra Costa Fire.

  • 9:59 pm (Friday) in Antioch on a 4-alarm fire
  • 12:55 am (Saturday) in Antioch on a 3-acre vegetation fire
  • 2:16 am to present – Marsh Creek Road Fire.

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