At 4:58 pm Friday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of smoke coming from the area of Vasco Road near Marsh Creek Road in Brentwood.
While responding, a column of brown smoke was observed in the area and upon further investigation, Battalion Chief 5 located the fire in a heavily wooded area near a creek off Concord Avenue and Orchard Lane.
Although flames were 30-40 feet high due to trees and heavy brush, the fire was limited to just under an acre. Crews were on scene for 3-hours and 33-minutes.
The cause of the fire was believed to be from homeless in the area.