On Sunday night during Fourth of July festivities, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Task Force sprung into action after 9:00 pm as fireworks related fire calls began to come in.
According to Contra Costa County Fire, they responded to a reported 48 grass and exterior fires and 5 structure fires across the District. However, they did point out that grass fires were down 20% from last year and structure fires were down 40% from last year.
Professional Fireworks also sparked at least two fires at the Concord Pavilion Sunday night which delayed its firework show.
Here is the call log we tracked last night in East Contra Costa County ONLY, which included a shooting in the City of Antioch:
- 9:05 pm – Saint Francis Drive, Antioch: report of lawn on fire
- 9:12 pm – William Way & Crestview, Pittsburg: vegetation fire caused by fireworks
- 9:15 pm – Balfour & John Muir Parkway, Brentwood: outside fire
- 9:28 pm – Marina Plaza, Antioch, firefighters responding to a possible heart attack
- 9:28 pm – E 17th St & Somers St, Pittsburg – Outside fire
- 9:30 pm – H St & W 9th St, Antioch – fire in the roadway
- 9:30 pm – Putter Street, Pittsburg – shed on fire between homes
- 9:34 pm – Castlewood Dr & Railroad, Pittsburg – vehicle fire
- 9:38 pm – Railroad & W Buchanan, Pittsburg – sidewalk fire near apt building
- 9:39 pm – Madrid Ct, Antioch – Vehicle fire
- 9:41 pm – W 5th St & J St, Antioch – grass on fire next to homes
- 9:44 pm – Crestview, Pittsburg – vehicle crash w/code 3 response
- 9:45 pm – Ross Circle, Martinez — 2nd Alarm Fire w/multiple houses involved. 2nd alarm response later cancelled.
- 9:49 pm – Deems St, Pittsburg rear side of house on fire after fireworks
- 9:55 pm – Kay Court, Oakley — grass on fire in neighbors yard heading to home
- 9:59 pm – Lilac Lane, Antioch – vehicle crash
- 10:00 pm – Harbor St near Buchanan, Pittsburg – box of fireworks still burning in the park
- 10:02 pm – Concord Blvd at Kirker Pass, Concord – fire unknown type
- 10:03 pm – Montera Drive, Antioch — 23 y/o male w/major injuries from barb wire
- 10:06 pm – Contra Loma, Antioch multiple fires on dam side of Contra Loma Reservoir. Fire on both sides of canal.
- 10:09 pm – Tabora Apartments off James Donlon, Antioch – small spot fires
- 10:10 – E 18th & Viera, Antioch – residential house fire… roof on fire
- 10:11 pm – Canyon Oak Cir, Pittsburg – open field on fire behind homes. Size of two cars at this time.
- 10:15 pm – 4700 block of Lone Tree, Antioch – vegetation fire
- 10:18 pm – Dover Way, Pittsburg – vegetation fire
- 10:21 pm – Pawnee Drive & Prewett Ranch Drive, Antioch – Gunshot wound victim
- 10:24 pm – 1300 block Loveridge, Pittsburg – vegetation fire
- 10:28 pm – W 5th St, Antioch. Residential Structure fire, flames from roof.
- 10:34 pm – 1500 block Hillcrest, Antioch – 40ft to 50ft of vegetation fire
- 10:42 pm – W 4th St, Antioch – tree on fire
- 10:44 pm – Andrew Ave, Pittsburg – residential structure fire
- 10:54 pm – H Street, Antioch – exterior fire. Small grass fire.
- 10:55 pm – Serrana Court, Pittsburg – tanbark fire now possibly out
- 11:00 pm – W 4th St & I Street, Antioch – fence fire
- 11:04 pm – W 5th St at K Street, Antioch – solo vehicle crash
- 11:05 pm – Delta Fair Blvd, Antioch – dumpster fire behind social security building
- 11:11 pm – Riverside Dr & San Joaquin, Bay Point – fire in the park
- 11:16 pm – Braemar & Hidden Glen, Antioch – vegetation fire
- 11:22 pm – James Donlon & Somersville Antioch, vegetation fire
- 11:27 pm – San Marco across of Willow Pass – vehicle crash blocking lane, 1 person took off running.
- 12:01 am – normal CONFIRE/ECCFPD operations have resumed.
- 12:05 am – Grangnelli Ave, Antioch – small grass fire
- 12:09 am – Linden Way & Spanos, Antioch – exterior fire
- 12:24 am – Dover & W Leland, Pittsburg – outside fire
Contra Costa Fire Announces Multiple Illegal Fireworks Arrests
CONCORD, CALIF – Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) today announced its fire investigators, working undercover, have made multiple fireworksrelated arrests in the days leading up to the Independence Day holiday. The law enforcement actions resulted in hundreds of pounds of dangerous fireworks being removed from community streets.
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