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.
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials say a state agency is also looking into why a disabled train stranded hundreds of passengers in a tunnel that sent at least nine people to the hospital.
The reason a BART train got stuck in the Berkeley hills tunnel Wednesday morning is that an electrical short caused the emergency brakes on one of its cars to suddenly activate, a spokeswoman for the transit agency said.
Bay Area Rapid Transit was recovering from an earlier problem on trains passing through San Francisco Thursday morning.
BART police are investigating a shooting in the Pittsburg-Bay Point station parking lot Thursday night that sent a victim to the hospital, a deputy police chief said.
It’s full steam ahead for BART’s extension to Antioch, after the transit agency awarded the first construction contract for the project.