For the third time in a month, Contra Costa County Fire responded to a vegetation fire at Golf Club Ct and Golf Club Road in the City of Pittsburg.
While responding, smoke and flames were reported and the fire was spreading.
Upon arrival, Engine 87 reported the fire was estimated at 2-acres. A short time later, the fire expanded to approximently 5-7 acres and a second alarm response was requested to Orinda Circle as homes were threatened. The fire had potential to expand to 30-40 acres.
By 5:53 pm, the fire had grown to 15-20 acres and crews were dealing with overhead powerlines. There was an immediate threat to homes.
Fire is contained at 15 acres with mop up to take several hours. They also did not lose any structures.
Con Fire investigation has determined this afternoon’s 3-alarm grass fire in vicinity of Golf Club Dr originated in a homeless encampment. 18+ acres burned & multiple homes were threatened by the blaze that took more than 75 Con Fire & Cal Fire personnel to contain