Antioch: Firefighters Make Quick Work of Backyard Debris Fire


At 6:06 pm Tuesday, Contra Costa County Firefighters were dispatched to a vegetation fire in the 1500 block of Viera Ave in the City of Antioch.

While responding, the fire was reported to be 1-acre in size with brush and trees on fire.

Upon arrival, Engine 81 located smoke and flames with debris on fire, including possible storage containers. Upon further investigation, they located debris in the backyard on fire.

Within 10 minutes, Engine 81 and Engine 81 had the fire under control and cancelled additional resources. No other information was available.


  1. A lot of people have debris in their backyards: old dried up Christmas trees, rotting wood, old bundled up newspapers …… just the kind of stuff which will ignite quickly. The City needs to have some drones fly over backyards to identify this.

    • You’re right! Flying a drone over some of the backyards, I see really dangerous, dry debris just waiting to be ignited by BBQ fire sparks … I always have my hose ready in case any of those sparks come over to my side of the house. It’s dangerous and the city fathers do nothing about this because it’s “private” property. This should change.

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