Just before 10:00 am Saturday, Contra Costa County Fire was dispatched to a report of a vegetation fire near a homeless encampment in the area of Pittsburg-Antioch Highway near Loveridge in the City of Pittsburg.
Upon arrival, they located a 1.5 acre fire of brush, grass and trees which was also surrounded by a fire line. They also stated the homeless were on scene attempting to put out the fire. A short time later, police from both Pittsburg and Antioch were requested to shutdown the Pittsburg-Antioch Highway between Loveridge and Arcy Lane
By 10:25 am, the fire was determined to be contained to approximently 3 acres and required heavy mop up due to the amount of vegetation. Crew 12 was also requested to the scene to assist.
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