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Firefighters Battle 5 Acre Vegetation Fire Along Highway 4 in Antioch

by ECT

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.

UPDATE
By 11:36 am, forward progress stopped at 5-acres.

CHP was working on a traffic break.
Detail Information
11:35 AM16[40] A19-404M THERE WAS ALREADY SEVERAL FIRE PERSONEL ON FWY EB 4 JWO LAUREL – CONFIRM 1020 WHERE THEY WANT BREAK TO START
11:33 AM15[37] A19-001X WILL HANDLE THE TRFC BREAK
11:31 AM14[35] EIP ON CHANNEL FOR GG00893 // MDC MSG ROUTED TO 19-405 FOR LN 34
11:28 AM13[34] COCO FIRE 97 NEROLY AT LIVE OAK – REQ CHP A TRFC EB 4 JWO LAUREL -TO ACCESS FIRE FRM FWY SIDE
11:24 AM12[31] A19-404M ISSURE SIGALERT – HEAVY SMOKE CROSSING OVER LAUREL // TRFC STILL FLOWING – AT A SLOW PACE
11:24 AM11[32] [Appended, 11:25:34] [1] XFER FIRE
11:22 AM10[29] XFR CON FIRE
11:17 AM9[22] FIRE 97 – CONFIRMED GRASSFIRE – SMOKE GOING ACROSS HWY
11:15 AM8[20] XFER FIRE
11:13 AM7[17] [Appended, 11:13:53] [1] XFER FIRE
11:12 AM6[14] [Appended, 11:12:37] [2] XFER FIRE
11:11 AM5[13] [Appended, 11:12:37] [1] SEES FLAMES AND SMOKE
11:11 AM4[10] [Notification] [CHP]-1039 FIRE [Shared]
11:08 AM3[2] SMOKE ONLY SEEN
11:08 AM2[1] GRASS FIRE STARTING ONRHS
11:08 AM1[5] [Appended, 11:09:23] [1] RP ADV OF BRUSH FIRE ON RS

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LoveableCurmudgeon Jun 10, 2022 - 3:37 am

Pretty obvious that someone in our midst has a fascination with fire. That person seems to be getting off on it all. Hopefully, the person will be caught soon, before homes and lives are destroyed

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