Arson Suspected In Martinez Brush Fire

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MARTINEZ (CBS/AP) — A brush fire in the East Bay was threatening homes Sunday evening and authorities are investigating whether it was set intentionally.

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said the four-acre fire broke out shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday in Martinez. It began spreading quickly and was still burning two hours later.

Authorities told the Contra Costa Times the fire is the subject of a criminal investigation but did not say why or report any arrests.

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