OAKLEY — Firefighters have apparently stopped forward progress on a fast-moving grass fire Tuesday afternoon that spurred evacuation orders for residents of a neighborhood, authorities said. There were no injuries but damage was estimated at $100,000 and included a tractor, irrigation pipe and dock casement, officials said. Cal Fire and Contra Costa Fire units have reached 50 percent containment on a grass fire that burned close to a Rodeo tank farm Monday afternoon east of I-80, according to fire officials. 925-655-0111 Today! Firefighters in Contra Costa County spent hours Saturday afternoon battling four grass fires that burned more than 85 acres before they were contained. The fire started at around 2 p.m. as two smaller fires that merged together. Ground units were aided by aerial water drops and the fire was contained about 8:30 p.m. Crews were hampered by winds, thick grass and ditches and, at one point, a single East Contra Costa engine company fought the fire for 20 minutes by themselves because the two other engine companies were on other calls. 4 lanes at the Willow Pass Road off-ramp, and responded with two engines, ConFire spokesman Steve Hill said. UPDATE: Rescue Crews To Resume Search For Boy Swept To Sea Off Coast Of San Mateo Co. 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Crews battled a 200-acre grass fire Wednesday afternoon in Solano County, the sheriff’s office said. Those evacuation orders were later lifted around 2:45 p.m. In an alert just before 12:40 p.m., Contra Costa County’s community warning system called for immediate evacuation near the Summer Lake neighborhood and along Sandmound Boulevard. Currently Reading. The fire had started in the area near NB-680 before the Pacheco exit. Contra Costa grass fire under control. A third alarm has been called by fire officials. Chopper 5 footage showed flames burning in the area around the Phillps 66 fuel-storage tank farm in Rodeo. All Access Digital offer for just 99 cents! Newsletters Since Saturday  the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, which officials have said is extremely understaffed with just three of six  fire stations open,  responded to more than 30 fires, officials said. #AlcoFire Today at 1:17 PM, ALCO FF’s responded to Byron Rd and Mountain House Rd for a 140-acre fire on the Alameda County/Contra Costa County line. “People take them for granted.” (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group), OAKLEY, CA – JULY 7: Smoke from hot spots rises from a vegetation fire after was extinguished by East Contra Costa County firefighters near the homes on East Cypress Road and East Summer Lake Drive in Oakley, Calif., on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Fast-moving grass fire in Contra Costa County | LIVE Welcome to the ALNEWS Channel! On Sunday, a rekindle in the 4800 block of Holland Tract Road in Knightsen of a fireworks-caused 30-acre vegetation fire Saturday scorched another 44 acres before it was brought under control, officials said. Emergency personnel may still be on scene, but it is safe for residents to return home, Get Morning Report and other email newsletters. Just after 11:40 a.m., firefighters responded aboard a dozen engines to East Cypress Road and Summer Lake Drive near the fire district’s unmanned fire station, and Contra Costa sheriff’s deputies also responded to assist with traffic control. There were also about 80 other calls for service for the department and police agencies in the area. The fire was 50 percent contained. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group). With a newly redesigned RTJII par 72 layout, it's a joy in all four seasons. Milpitas: Evacuations lifted as fire burns in foothills, San Mateo County: Boy missing after being swept into ocean, Blaze at East Bay home sends firefighter to hospital, San Jose motorcyclist killed on road east of Mount Hamilton. Harry Harris is a Pulitzer Prize winning breaking news reporter for the Bay Area News Group. CLICK HERE if you can’t view the gallery in a mobile device. His first newspaper job was as a Washington Post paperboy. A grass fire had spread over 150 acres of undeveloped Contra Costa County but was under control late Sunday evening, fire officials said. BRENTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 17: Contra Costa County Fire battalion chief Bob Atlas monitors a grass fire burning on a hillside along Marsh Creek … Previously he worked as an online coordinator and, before that, a copy editor and page designer for Bay Area-based newspapers and magazines. Marsh Creek Rd and Morgan Territory Rd west of the community of Brentwood (Contra Costa County) Firefighters continue to mop up and construct fire line around the fires. No rain expected for the next 10 days as temperatures go up across the Bay Area Go to https://t.co/eyxYXfjkhP, — Contra Costa CWS (@CoCoCWS) July 7, 2020, Stay off the phone unless you need to report a life-threatening emergency at your location. Those that cherish the game of golf consistently regard our historic course in Contra Costa County as the best in the area. Related Articles #CaliforniaFire off of California Street and Springwood Street. It’s being dubbed the “Holland Tract Fire” and has burned at least 40 acres and is 0% contained at last check. UPDATE: San Francisco Dirt Bike Gang Mayhem Ends With Death On Bay Bridge. Contra Costa County Fire reported that the fire was burning between the Cummings Skyway and Willow and had already consumed 60 acres as of shortly after 3 p.m. Cummings Skyway was closed by the fire. The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said Sunday that between 7 p.m. on midnight on July 4, fire crews responded to 67 fires. CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (KRON) – Crews have contained a grass fire that was burning in Pacheco Wednesday morning. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. PITTSBURG, CA --A 25-acre, 2-alarm grass fire is mostly contained this afternoon in unincorporated Contra Costa County, a fire captain said. Nine new California laws explained Visit the state's COVID-19 website to see latest Health Orders and updates.. January 11, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: County Ramps Up COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts. He has covered tens of thousands of murders and other crimes in the East Bay. However, if you are physically unable to leave your home unassisted, call 9 1 1 for help, — Crisis Center- 211 (@211ContraCosta) July 7, 2020. Contra Costa County Fire - West Primary Dispatch and Fire Ground Tactical radio audio for Contra Costa Fire - West Serving the communities of Crockett, Rodeo/Hercules, Pinole, El Sabronte, San Pablo Status: TERMINATED BY BROADCASTIFY.COM DUE TO NO AUDIO FOR OVER A MONTH: Public Safety 0 The fire was declared contained at 9:21 p.m.. CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. -- Evacuations have been lifted along Holland Tract Road in unincorporated Contra Costa County as firefighters put out the last remains of a vegetation fire … Crews are getting a better handle on a fast-moving grass fire near an Oakley neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. Residents were told to take only essential items, put pets in carriers or on leashes, lock their windows and doors and head to Delta Vista Middle School north of East Cypress Road. Contra Costa County: AQI (US) 36 Good, Pollen 4.9 Medium. pic.twitter.com/1LLRTOeXyN. Wednesday Weather Forecast - Jan. 6, 2021Find out when we could expect some wet weather today. That fire started about 5:05 p.m. Monday and was contained in a few hours by 24 firefighters from East Contra Costa and other agencies. 1 day ago Evening Forecast - January 5, 2021 … (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group), OAKLEY, CA – JULY 7: Lella Luckett, left, walks towards her daughter Tonya Castro, of Oakley, who came to check the status of her mother after a vegetation fire was extinguished by East Contra Costa County firefighters near Luckett’s rental home on East Cypress Road in Oakley, Calif., on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Robert Marshall Fire Marshal Contra Costa County Fire Protection District So its never too early to begin considering and preparing for our upcoming summer grass fire season. Evacuations orders were lifted for the … Residents were also advised to stay off their phones unless they were reporting a life-threatening emergency, and to call 911 for help if they were physically unable to leave home unassisted. @ECCFPD, All-Clear in Oakley near Summerlake and Sandmound, This is a message from the Oakley Police Department. Map: Bonita Fire evacuations in Riverside County Firefighters were reporting the fire was growing at a moderate rate of spread. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group), OAKLEY, CA – JULY 7: An East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighetr monitors a vegetation fire after it was extinguished near the homes on East Cypress Road and East Summer Lake Drive in Oakley, Calif., on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. He has also mentored dozens of young reporters, some of whom continue to work in journalism today. The evacuation order for the fire in Oakley has been lifted. In addition to official CWS messages for evacuations, shelter-D Call 9-1-1 in a life threatening emergency Call 2-1-1 for non-emergency information Contra Costa County Fire For other information about an incident Follow on Twitter CWS: @CoCoCWS Fire: … As of around 7 p.m., Cal Fire was reporting the fire remained 50 percent contained at approximately 225 acres. Crews will remain on scene tonight. This accomplishment illustrates the continued growth and importance of library digital lending of ebooks and audiobooks, especially in a year with building closures due to the global pandemic. Immediate Evacuation in Oakley near Summerlake and Sandmound due to fire. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group), OAKLEY, CA – JULY 7: Lella Luckett, left, and her daughter Tonya Castro, embraced each other after Castro. of Oakley, came to check the status of her mother after a vegetation fire was extinguished by East Contra Costa County firefighters near Luckett’s rental home on Cypress Fire in Oakley, Calif., on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. “The good news is it burned past all that petroleum industry infrastructure there along the east side of Interstate 80,” said Contra Costa Fire Public Information Officer Steve Hill. RODEA (CBS SF) — Cal Fire and Contra Costa Fire units have reached 50 percent containment on a grass fire that burned close to a Rodeo tank farm Monday afternoon east of I-80, according to fire officials. Watch media conference online or on Contra Costa Television Comcast 27, ATT/U-Verse 99, and Wave 32 at 8 am, 12 pm, and 6 pm.. December 22, 2020 - See COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Phases … Four fires are burning 325 acres, officials say. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (WIAT) — Fire crews in the San Francisco area are battling a fast-moving grass fire being driven by strong winds in Contra Costa County. East of Rodeo in Contra Costa County is 225 acres and 50% contained. CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA — Firefighters helped bring a 140-acre grass fire near the Alameda/Contra Costa County border, northeast of Altamont, Monday afternoon. As of about 4:40 p.m., Cal Fire officials said the so-called California Fire had grown to 150 acres, but that forward spread of the fire had been stopped. Off work, he enjoys playing in bands, busking and karaoke. Contra Costa County Fire has been very busy since Friday evening putting out 13 fires. Protection District and CalFire, helped contain that blaze. A brush fire burns east of I-80 in Rodeo on Monday. No initial word was available on any threatened structures or injuries on what was being called the Cypress Fire. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation. No structures were involved and no injuries were reported, fire officials said. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! These stunning NASA satellite images capture 2020’s extreme climate events George Kelly is a breaking news reporter for the Bay Area News Group. Sunday’s fire, which was driven by winds, erupted about 3:28 p.m. Fifteen firefighters from the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and the Contra Costa  County fire Protection District responded. “I am thankful for these firefighters,” Luckett said. Crews will remain on the scene into the evening. By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. (CBSO. Eagle Six, the East Bay Regional Park District’s helicopter, made water drops and crews were able to use a bulldozer to make a fire break around the perimeter and break up debris piles. In one incident, a 4-year-old boy and his father suffered burns Saturday in Brentwood, apparently from fireworks. He began his Oakland Tribune career in September 1965 as a 17-year-old copyboy. #Californiafire [update] Highway 80 in the Rodeo Area (Contra Costa County) Forward progress of the fire has been stopped at 150 acres and is 50% contained. Realtime broadcasting air quality information on your phone for more than 180 countries. California prepares for damaging winds this week In some fires, firefighters making initial responses with one engine had to wait for additional resources to become available as early as 5 p.m. Saturday and throughout the night. OAKLEY, CA – JULY 7: An East Contra Costa County firefighter hoses down hot spots on a vegetation fire near the homes on East Cypress Road and East Summer Lake Drive in Oakley, Calif., on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. #CypressFire Strike Team has been cancelled. “They burned past all the homes there on the north side of Hercules and aren’t a threat to either one of those areas right now.”. Contra Costa Fire says multiple agencies are fighting several fires in Morgan Territory, off Marsh Creek Road which is being called the Deer Zone Fire. “I am thankful for these firefighters,” Luckett said. Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is responding to vegetation fire that began along Highway 4 west of Willow Pass Road after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. East Con Fire and CalFire, we're on scene fighting the fire when ACFD came to assist. Plots of vegetation. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group), OAKLEY, CA – JULY 7: An East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighter hoses down hot spots on a vegetation fire near the homes on East Cypress Road and East Summer Lake Drive in Oakley, Calif., on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. There were no injuries. Contra Costa Fire officials later said the fire was no longer presenting a threat to the tank farm or homes in the area. Firefighters work to control the Cherry Fire that threatened homes in Vacaville, Calif., Friday, September 4, 2009. “People take them for granted.” (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group), OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA – JULY 7: Firefighters stopped forward progress on the fast-moving Cypress Fire on Tuesday afternoon. Oakley: Firefighters extinguish latest East…, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Map: PG&E power outages across Bay Area amid high winds, Oakley: Firefighters extinguish latest East Contra Costa blaze, California prepares for damaging winds this week, Map: Bonita Fire evacuations in Riverside County, No rain expected for the next 10 days as temperatures go up across the Bay Area, These stunning NASA satellite images capture 2020’s extreme climate events. 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