Pittsburg: Firefighters Limit Vegetation Fire to 10-acres, Protect Homes

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Photo by Tali Estrada

At 6:56 pm Thursday, Contra Costa County firefighters responded to a vegetation fire on Range Road and W. Leland in Pittsburg that was burning in a field and moving towards homes.

Upon arrival, crews located a 5-acre fire with a large tree on fire. A second-alarm response was issued for structure protection for homes on Dover Way. By 7:10pm, the fire crew to 10-acres with the fire now threatening power lines.

Photo by Tali Estrada
Photo by Tali Estrada

Units were able to strategically get in place preventing the fire from expanding by moving structure protection to Orinda Circle. By 7:30 the fire was deemed under control and second alarm units were released.

The incident caused a giant cloud of smoke to be sent into the air, however, no one was injured in the fire and no structures were damaged.