Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
A 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.
Firefighters have extinguished a two-alarm fire in Concord Sunday morning that destroyed a home and displaced several neighboring residents
High 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
A 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.
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.