Just before 12:00 pm Wednesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District was dispatched two a report of a vehicle fire on Vasco Road at Marsh Creek Road in unincorporated Brentwood.
Upon arrival, Engine 59 reported a fully engulfed vehicle fire that had started a quarter-acre vegetation fire.
As of 12:03 pm, Battalion 5 reported the fire had grown to approximately 2-acres.
By 12:24 pm, the fire was estimated at 4-acres. It was then updated to 5-acres by 12:35 pm.
The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District said the fire was 9 acres in size by the time they were done. The cause of the fire was determined to be a mechanical failure from a vehicle.
CHP was requested to shutdown the roadway.
|11:58 AM||10|| LL COCO FIRE|
|11:57 AM||9|| A19-405A REQ ADD UNIT CLOSE DOWN VASCO JSO MARSH CREEK FOR TFC|
|11:56 AM||8|| CALLER ADV FIRE GOING 1097|
|11:56 AM||7|| A19-405A BRUSH FIRE JEO BYPASS / ADV FIRE / CLOSE DOWN BYPASS AT WALNUT|
|11:51 AM||6|| TWO XRAY OO VEH AND 1 DOG|
|11:51 AM||5|| VEH ON RHS|
|11:50 AM||4|| [Appended, 11:51:16]  [Notification] [CHP]-1039 FIRE – VASCO AT MARSH CK|
|11:50 AM||3|| XFER FIRE|
|11:49 AM||2|| [Appended, 11:51:16]  OCCPTS OO VEH|
|11:49 AM||1|| [Appended, 11:51:16]  RHS – SIL BMW – FULLY ENGULFED|
I sure wish the county would maintain the trash and weeds on the sides of our roads. Sad that a car fire occurred but these wild land fires take unnecessary time and resources from our fire district when the county could prevent that. Look at Camino Diablo, look at the sides of Vasco and many of our county roads. They are a wildfire waiting to get a spark and get out of control. I wish more people would complain about the lack of county right of way maintenance. There really is no excuse. Private citizens have to keep weeds down. Why can the county just ignore the weeds and trash ?
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