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Antioch: Firefighters Battle Homeless Encampment Fire Along Highway 4

by ECT

At 12:34 pm Sunday, firefighters were dispatched to a report of a vegetation fire along westbound Highway 4 between Lone Tree Way and Laurel in the City of Antioch.

Upon arriving on scene, Battalion 5 reported this was a homeless encampment fire on the water district property along the drainage ditch behind the Slatten Ranch Shopping Center with slow spread and was contained to the area.

Crews were on scene working the incident as of 1:00 pm. The California Highway Patrol and Antioch Police were also on scene.

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Quit feeding the strays!! Apr 26, 2020 - 2:10 pm

These pieces of human waste continue to set fires and litter up east county yet people continue to feel sorry for them!!
Quit feeding these stray animals and maybe they will move on! What they have wasted Hundreds of thousands of tax payer money on so far hasn’t worked!!
Waste Management!!

Happy Apr 29, 2020 - 8:17 am

Oh man, you need the rona.

smokey Apr 26, 2020 - 2:39 pm

thank God for the homeless,they keep the firefighters in shape!

Camille Apr 26, 2020 - 3:34 pm

That area has over 100 “campers” (aka, homeless) pitching their tents. Why is the Water District allowing this on THEIR property? Those fires did not start by themselves! The people must be removed from there immediately … and also those perched along the railroad tracks throughout Antioch!

mev Apr 27, 2020 - 6:40 am

How many fires does this make over the past couple of weeks, this is the third I think. Police are letting this go too? Maddening. Yeah, plenty of opportunity to start fires, not businesses.

George Apr 27, 2020 - 6:47 am

Jeezus H! Can’t go anywhere without stumbling upon an encampment. Every g.d. piece of land has tents on it. Run down to the river and see THOSE encampments with a water view. Just maddening

Julio Apr 27, 2020 - 1:54 pm

Gonna get a lot worse with the layoffs and no staff to clean it up.

Low income Antioch Rez Apr 27, 2020 - 4:40 pm

Let’s have sympathy for our unhoused population. You know no ones perfect,yeah sometimes a bbq fire doesn’t get put out or an unhoused resident takes a good hit an falls asleep with a lit cigarette but who’s perfect here?

Save the Delta Apr 27, 2020 - 6:51 pm

I worry more about them polluting the delta, all the human waste and garbage right into the water. Not a word from the environmentalists, guess the conflict of there ideology to much to handle.

Jerry Apr 29, 2020 - 10:08 pm

Your head will explode when you find out what the canneries used to do to the delta. And let’s turn a blind eye to the creator of napalm owning the wetlands.

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