80-Acre Grass Fire Near Clayton Fully Contained

CLAYTON (CBS SF) — An 80-acre vegetation fire that started Friday night in a rural area of Contra Costa County was fully contained Saturday afternoon, according to Cal Fire officials.

Around 6 p.m. Saturday evening, Cal Fire officials said the vegetation fire, known as the Marsh Fire, was 100 percent contained.

The fire was reported shortly before 10 p.m. on Friday just southeast of Clayton and off of Marsh Creek Road and Aspara Drive, Cal Fire officials said.

An evacuation order for homes along Bragndon Way was lifted Saturday morning.

The California Highway Patrol briefly closed sections of Marsh Creek Road while firefighters battled the blaze.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but CHP officials said it appears the blaze started when a car drove into a power pole, knocking power lines down and sparking the fire.

PG&E crews were on the scene this morning repairing the downed lines, according to the CHP.

Firefighters remain at the scene checking for potential hot spots.

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