CONCORD (KPIX) — Firefighters in the East Bay were put to the test Saturday afternoon, when a fast moving fire broke out.
Flames were first spotted around 3 p.m. along Highway 4 between Concord and Bay Point.READ MORE: Oakland A's Officials To Travel To Las Vegas To Explore Possible Relocation
Fire officials say gusty winds in the area quickly spread the fire to about 25 acres.READ MORE: Alameda Hires Oakland Deputy Chief To Take Over Police Department
At one point, a church near Willow Pass Road was threatened, but firefighters were able to stop the flames about an hour after they sparked.
“Well the winds presented some challenges for us which made the fire difficult to keep up with. The good news is it is now not only under control, but it’s out and we’re mopping up a few hot spot,” says Contra Costa County Fire spokesman Steve Hill. “We will be doing that for the next few hours.”MORE NEWS: COVID Reopening: Santa Clara County Latest To Enter Least-Restrictive Yellow Tier
Investigators were still looking into how the fire started.