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Grass fire

Smoke billows above a fire near Camp Parks in Dublin, August 20, 2013. (Roberta Gonzales/CBS)

170-Acre Dublin Grass Fire Ignited By Grenade Creates Smoky East Bay Skies

Firefighters contained a grass fire that burned about 170 acres near the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin Tuesday afternoon and sent a plume of smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles.


Fire crews at the scene of a crash in Belmont that knocked out power and sparked a grassfire. (CBS)

Belmont Police Arrest Man For Hit-And-Run That Sparked Grass Fire

A driver was arrested for hit-and-run after his vehicle collided with a utility pole in Belmont causing a grass fire and knocking out power in the area on Friday afternoon.


A grass fire burns in Bay Point, July 25, 2013. (CBS)

Crews Gain Upper Hand On Grass Fire Near Bay Point Near Chemical Plant

A three-alarm brush fire in Bay Point grew to about 120 acres but was 90 percent contained Thursday evening, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District officials said.


Fire truck at Station 84. (Contra Costa County Fire Protection District)

Pittsburg Wildfire Prompts Changes At CoCo Fire Protection District

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.



Car Fire Sparks Fast Moving Grass Fire Near Altamont Pass

Traffic is snarled on eastbound Interstate Highway 580 in the Altamont Pass area because of a grass fire that was sparked by a car crash.


Chopper 5 over a grass fire in Benicia on June 18, 2013. (CBS)

120 Acre Grass Fire In Benicia Fully Contained

A grass fire in Benicia grew to 124 acres before it was fully contained Tuesday night, fire officials said.


A car carrier fire caused a major traffic jam in Lafayette Thursday morning. (CBS)

Car Carrier Fire Causes Highway 24 Traffic Mess In Lafayette

A car carrier that caught fire was causing a major traffic backup in Lafayette Thursday morning.


Firefighters pour water on a grass fire next to Interstate 880 near Bascom Ave., June 10, 2013. (CBS)

Grass Fire Burns Near Highway 880 In San Jose

San Jose firefighters are at the scene of a grass fire along the southbound side of Interstate Highway 880 near Bascom Avenue, a fire captain said.



1 Arrest In Connection With San Jose Grass Fire

Police have detained someone in connection with a grass fire off of Interstate Highway 280 in San Jose.


Firefighters put out hot spots after flames reached the patio of a home in Hercules near state Highway 4. (CBS)

Hercules Homes Barely Escape Grass Fire Near Highway

Firefighters have extinguished a two-alarm grass fire that threatened homes near the intersection of state Highway 4 and Interstate Highway 80 in Hercules Friday afternoon, according to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District dispatchers.





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