At 10:33 am Wednesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a vegetation fire in the 4500 block of Sandmound near E Cypress in the City of Oakley.
While responding, a large column of smoke was reported as the fire was estimated at 1-acre in size by the reporting party.
Upon arrival, Engine 53’s crew reported the fire was a quarter-acre in size on the south side of E Cypress Road with at least one home being threatened. A full structure protection response was requested as a precaution.
A short time later, crews were able to cut off the head of the fire and stop forward progress towards a home. By 10:54 am the fire grew to 1-acre with a road preventing further spread.
By 11:02 am, the fire was contained to approximately 2-acres. Crews were going to remain on scene for extensive mop up.
According to a witness, the fire was started from a company who was mowing the field.