On Thursday, Contra Costa County Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a column of smoke along Highway 4 on the City of Antioch and City of Oakley border.
The call came in at 11:11 am which at that point the fire was just 1/2 acre and sending a large column of smoke into the air. The fire was located along Highway 4 near the Laurel exit and in vegetation near where the new roads being built.
As crews arrived on the scene, the fire grew to 1-acre in size with a gravel road helping limit the extension of the fire to other nearby vegetation. Crews on scene reported the fire had a potential to grow to 5-acres.
By 11:36 am, forward progress stopped at 5-acres.
|11:35 AM||16|| A19-404M THERE WAS ALREADY SEVERAL FIRE PERSONEL ON FWY EB 4 JWO LAUREL – CONFIRM 1020 WHERE THEY WANT BREAK TO START|
|11:33 AM||15|| A19-001X WILL HANDLE THE TRFC BREAK|
|11:31 AM||14|| EIP ON CHANNEL FOR GG00893 // MDC MSG ROUTED TO 19-405 FOR LN 34|
|11:28 AM||13|| COCO FIRE 97 NEROLY AT LIVE OAK – REQ CHP A TRFC EB 4 JWO LAUREL -TO ACCESS FIRE FRM FWY SIDE|
|11:24 AM||12|| A19-404M ISSURE SIGALERT – HEAVY SMOKE CROSSING OVER LAUREL // TRFC STILL FLOWING – AT A SLOW PACE|
|11:24 AM||11|| [Appended, 11:25:34]  XFER FIRE|
|11:22 AM||10|| XFR CON FIRE|
|11:17 AM||9|| FIRE 97 – CONFIRMED GRASSFIRE – SMOKE GOING ACROSS HWY|
|11:15 AM||8|| XFER FIRE|
|11:13 AM||7|| [Appended, 11:13:53]  XFER FIRE|
|11:12 AM||6|| [Appended, 11:12:37]  XFER FIRE|
|11:11 AM||5|| [Appended, 11:12:37]  SEES FLAMES AND SMOKE|
|11:11 AM||4|| [Notification] [CHP]-1039 FIRE [Shared]|
|11:08 AM||3|| SMOKE ONLY SEEN|
|11:08 AM||2|| GRASS FIRE STARTING ONRHS|
|11:08 AM||1|| [Appended, 11:09:23]  RP ADV OF BRUSH FIRE ON RS|