Firefighters Battle Series of Vegetation Fires Along Highway 4


At 11:30 am Friday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection responded to a report of a vegetation fire along Highway 4 at Sand Creek in the City of Brentwood.

Upon arrival, Battalion 5 located two fires, one at the on-ramp to Highway 4 and another further south along Highway 4.  In total, the fire burned approximately a quarter-acre of vegetation.

At 1:10 pm, there was another fire reported along Highway 4 in Antioch just north of Lone Tree Way at a homeless encampment behind JC Penney.  Contra Costa County Fire was responding to that fire which was burning in a previously burned area.

By 1:20 pm, this fire was knocked down.

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