At 2:50 pm Friday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a vegetation fire in the area of Highway 4 near Sand Creek in the City of Brentwood. It was reported that both vegetation and trees were on fire.
A few minutes later, a Pittsburg police motorcycle officer arrived on scene stating there was a homeless encampment with propane tanks exploding.
By 2:58 pm, Battalion 5 confirmed the fire was in creek bed with explosions of some type. The fire was reportedly contained to the creek area.
By 3:12 pm, the fire was reported as contained by Battalion 5.