Firefighters extinguished a three-alarm grass fire that temporarily shut down a lane of Interstate Highway 780 in Vallejo Thursday morning, according to Vallejo fire officials and the California Highway Patrol.
Several homes were damaged late Tuesday afternoon in a quick-moving vegetation fire that grew to seven alarms, scorched 40 acres and engulfed part of a neighborhood near Interstate 80 in Fairfield.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A grass fire in Benicia grew to 124 acres before it was fully contained Tuesday night, fire officials said.
A car carrier that caught fire was causing a major traffic backup in Lafayette Thursday morning.
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.