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Updated: Contra Costa County Hit with Vegetation Fires, Power Outages, High Winds

by ECT

Around the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday, wind has wrecked havoc in many areas causing multiple vegetation fires, wires being reported down along with falling trees.

Early Sunday, the National Weather Service reported winds as high as 80-mph at 3:03 am in Healdsburg Hills. By 1:00 pm, winds across the Bay Area from 10-mph to 70-mp.


  • East Contra Costa Fire wrapped up their
    E. Cypress Complex fire which was 30-40 acres along E Cypress Road which began around 3:30 am  — click here for more info.


  • SkyFire update 12:05 pm:  I-80 and Cummings Skyway near Crockett (Contra Costa County) is 150 acres and 50% contained. Firefighters continue to make good progress. Evacuation orders are being lifted by local law enforcement and repopulation is beginning. I-80 is in process of reopening


  • LeonFire Update 1:30 pm: in Clayton, the fire is 40 acres and 75% contained. Firefighters continue to work on containment and mop up


  • East Bay Regional Park District announced the closure of several parks due to weather. The following Regional Parks are closed due to extreme weather: Roberts, Redwood, Huckleberry, Sibley, Tilden, Wildcat Canyon, Claremont Canyon, Leona Canyon, Lake Chabot, Anthony Chabot, Briones.


  • National Weather Service: Red Flag Warnings remain in effect through Monday morning. Wind speeds may ebb and flow at times, but still remain gusty with critically low humidity.


Many residents around the San Francisco Bay Area are without power Sunday due to a mixture of the PG&E shutoff and high winds.  Contra Costa County Fire reported that 150k PG&E customers were without power.

As of 12:30 pm Sunday, here is a list of the impacts:

  • Antioch – 6 Outages affecting 283 Customers
  • Bay Point – 9 Outages affecting 47 Customers
  • Bethel Island – 3 Outages affecting 954 Customers
  • Blackhawk – 1 Outages affecting 500 Customers
  • Brentwood – 4 Outages affecting 164 Customers
  • Byron – 7 Outages affecting 21 Customers
  • Clayton – 7 Outages affecting 607 Customers
  • Concord – 34 Outages affecting 5050 Customers
  • Danville – 27 Outages affecting 2525 Customers
  • Hercules – 1 Outages affecting 32 Customers
  • Knightsen – 1 Outages affecting 1 Customers
  • Lafayette – 10 Outages affecting 1420 Customers
  • Livermore – 19 Outages affecting 6828 Customers
  • Martinez – 14 Outages affecting 6554 Customers
  • Moraga – 5 Outages affecting 2606 Customers
  • Oakley – 7 Outages affecting 1828 Customers
  • Pinole – 3 Outages affecting 2373 Customers
  • Pittsburg – 6 Outages affecting 93 Customers
  • Pleasant Hill – 7 Outages affecting 289 Customers
  • Pleasanton – 14 Outages affecting 3653 Customers
  • Richmond – 13 Outages affecting 1723 Customers
  • San Pablo – 3 Outages affecting 104 Customers
  • San Ramon – 10 Outages affecting 1693 Customers
  • Walnut Creek – 21 Outages affecting 6798 Customers


To see if you are impacted: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2ad9142ae6e943ed81e22f347398840c

PG&E address lookup: https://psps.ss.pge.com


Tips via East Contra Costa Fire:

  • Create a safety plan for all members of your family, including pets. A Public Safety Power Shutoff can happen at any time of day or night, due to changing weather conditions.
  • Prepare an emergency supply kit. Include enough water and nonperishable food to last your household one week. Be sure to refresh your kit once a year.
  • Determine if your landline will work during an outage. Keep a mobile phone as backup.
  • Keep mobile phones and other devices charged.
  • If you have a generator, make sure it’s ready to operate safely.
  • Have flashlights available for your household. Avoid using candles.
  • Have a battery-powered or crank radio.
  • Stock up on the right batteries for items you rely on. Include two extra sets in various sizes.
  • Keep cash on hand and a full tank of gas. ATMs and gas stations may not be available during an outage.
  • Learn how to manually open your garage or any other door that

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1 comment

That Guy Oct 28, 2019 - 9:43 am

Is it really necessary to close the Antioch fishing pier for fire danger?

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