At 4:30 pm Tuesday, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vegetation fire in the area of Bethel Island Road and Sandmound Blvd in the City of Oakley.
Upon arrival, Engine 95 reported a 1/4 acre vegetation fire involving grass, brush and trees on fire. By 4:52 pm, the fire was deemed under control.
With the recently opened Station 95, a grass fire like this would have grown to several acres before firefighters would arrive on scene, however, Engine 95 crew was able to get a jump on this fire limiting the growth to just 1.5 acres in size.
As of 5:40 pm, a second fire was being reported by multiple callers in the area of Gateway Road and Bethel Island Road.
By 5:43 pm, Battalion 9 was on scene reporting 100 feet of a roadside fire.