Grass Fire Briefly Threatens Home Near Highway 24 In LafayetteAn 8-acre brush fire briefly threatened a home in Lafayette early Wednesday morning, according to a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District fire marshal.
Worker Critically Injured In Accident While Doing Repair Work To Mine Near AntiochA worker was critically injured in one of the mines at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve near Antioch Tuesday , according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
Firefighter Injured, Dog Killed In Pinole House FireA residential structure fire in Pinole injured a firefighter, killed a dog and displaced two residents Sunday night, according to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District fire officials.
Concord Home Destroyed In 2-Alarm FireFirefighters have extinguished a two-alarm fire in Concord Sunday morning that destroyed a home and displaced several neighboring residents
Heat In Contra Costa Co. Leads To Downed Power Line, Grass Fires, OutageHigh temperatures led to an equipment failure and downed power line that sparked two small grass fires and an outage affecting some 2,400 PG&E customers near the Walnut Creek-Lafayette border on Sunday night
Vegetation Fire Burns About 40 Acres In Bay PointA vegetation fire burned about 40 acres in Bay Point early Saturday morning and took firefighters nearly five hours to control, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
3 Women Die In Pittsburg House FireContra Costa County authorities said three women were killed when an early-morning fire burned a house where the smoke detectors weren't working.
Pittsburg Wildfire Prompts Changes At CoCo Fire Protection DistrictA 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.
Pensions ‘Elephant In The Room’ As CoCo County Eyes New Budget 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.
Contra Costa Fire Protection District May Close Two More Stations 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.
Contra Costa Co. Supervisors Approve Closing 4 Fire StationsThe 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.
Ceremony In Contra Costa County Honors Fallen FirefightersThe 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.