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Firefighters Make Quick Work of Vegetation Fire in Antioch, Suspect Arrested

by ECT

On Tuesday, the Antioch Police Department and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vegetation fire at Hillcrest at E. 18th Street in the City of Antioch. The fire broke out at 11:00 am.

While responding, Engine 81 reported they had detained a suspect who possibly started the fire and requested a fire investigator. The fire was limited to 1/4 acre of vegetation. No structure were impacted.


Antioch Police confirmed an arrest on social media. A male suspect was arrested for arson, although, the suspect was not identified. Police say they witnessed him starting the fire with a  small butane torch.

Police encourage the community that if you see something suspicious, please call 9-1-1 or our dispatch center 925-778-2441. We rely on you to be our second set of eyes in the community.

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CYCLOPS Jun 9, 2021 - 3:10 am

There have been quite a few fires in Antioch within the last couple of days. Someone is setting those! Please be vigilant. It’s getting drier and drier and the wind is taking off again. NOT a good combination.

Ben Lewis Jun 11, 2021 - 2:21 am

It’s going to get even drier! I know people who are taking turns watching all night long around their neighborhoods to see if some bums start fires just for sport! My neighbor, who is retired, actually drives around his and adjacent neighborhoods keeping an eye on people loitering in the middle of the night.

Liz Stern Jun 10, 2021 - 6:32 pm

Another fire set at Somerville and SR-4. I keep hearing fire engines for hours now. Who is setting those fires? They don’t set themselves!

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