At 6:50 pm Monday, Firefighters from Contra Costa County Fire Station 83 located in the 2700 block of Gentrytown in the City of Antioch responded to a fire started by homeless behind their station.
Firefighters were cooking when they heard crackling out behind their station and upon investigation, saw smoke and flames coming from the top of trees by a nearby homeless encampment.
According to the fire department, a female told firefighters she started the fire. Station 83 stated homeless are known in the area and are in the canal area daily.
The fire was limited to a 100×100 fire and crews were on the incident for just over an hour.