Updated: Firefighters Limit Vegetation Fire to 30-Acres in Brentwood, Discover Marijuana Crop

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At around 4:00 pm, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District was dispatched to a full vegetation fire response in Brentwood after a report of a column of smoke.

Engine 59 had responded to investigate the column of smoke believed to be out of county, however, upon further investigation, they stated the fire was believed to be a wind driven 20-acre fire in county off Orwood Road.

Engine 59 also stated they believed the fire was burning into the levee and making their way out to Cruiser Haven Yacht Club. They were still trying to make access.

By 4:13 pm, Engine 59 arrived on scene and reported they had two fires at 20-40 acres each. They also requested the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office as they were aiming to protect a large marijuana crop and requested five additional type 3 units to the scene.

Battalion 5 reported at 5:08 pm, the fire had reached around 60-acres and were letting the fire burn itself out. Engine 59 was protecting structures. Engine 53 reported a tractor and a truck in a ditch.

By 9:00 pm, the fire was contained and firefighters were wrapping up the incident. The fire was estimated at 20-30 acres.

UPDATE
The Fire District confirmed the fire had burned 30 acres. They used water drops from a helicopter to assist and allowed the fire to burn itself out through controlled burns.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.


18 COMMENTS

  1. So is everyone in discovery bay eating like crazy by now. I agree, don’t use our resources for this. Geez.

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