Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
Contra Costa County authorities said three women were killed when an early-morning fire burned a house where the smoke detectors weren’t working.
A recent 500 acre grass fire in Pittsburg possibly sparked by illegal fireworks showed how critically understaffed the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District has become, Chief Darryl Louder said Tuesday.
Contra Costa supervisors are expected to adopt a new county budget next month and the county administrator is optimistic about it despite rising-pension costs.
After the closure of four stations so far this year, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District may close two additional stations citing a lack of revenue.
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday evening to approve a plan to shutter four fire stations a month after voters rejected a parcel tax measure meant to prevent the closures.
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District honored 16 of the district’s firefighters who have lost their lives on the job over the past four decades in a remembrance ceremony in Concord Saturday morning.
Fire investigators believe whoever set a suspicious grass fire in Antioch Thursday night may also be responsible for a series of grass fires set in the same open space of the city.