At 5:37 pm Wednesday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a report of a vegetation fire in the 2700 block of Pittsburg-Antioch Highway in the City of Pittsburg.
The incident caused the roadway to be shut down because of low viability near Loveridge Road and Arcy Lane.
A second-alarm response was requested after several structures were threatened along the roadway including a junkyard.
It was reported at least one firefighter was injured for a hand injury, but later determined to be minor and returned to the incident.
At 6:49 pm, Contra Costa County issued an advisory:
This message is from the Contra Costa County Health Services and the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. This is a public health advisory for Antioch near the Pittsburg Antioch Highway. Due to a fire at an auto wrecker facility, people with respiratory sensitivities may be affected. Most people will not be affected. Eye, skin, nose or throat irritation may be possible for some people in the affected area. If people experience any irritation, advise them to go inside and rinse any irritated area of their body with water. Handle this as advisory information only.
By 7:28, Contra Costa County Fire reported the fire has been knocked down, however, lots of smoke in the area remains. They also moved incident command to Century Blvd and Century Way.
Will update when more details are released.