BYRON (CBS SF) — Fire crews contained a brush fire in the small unincorporated Contra Costa town of Byron Wednesday evening that spread to three structures and burned five acres, according to authorities.
The fire began burning on the 12000 block of the Byron Highway at around 5:30 p.m.READ MORE: 49ers Fans Look to Make Noise, Boost Team at NFC Championship Game
The East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District requested mutual aid from Contra Costa Fire.
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Happening now- vegetation fire that is extended into 3 structures in Byron in the 12000 bock of Byron Hwy. Power lines are down in middle of fire ground.
— ECCFPD (@ECCFPD) August 29, 2019
ECCCFPD said two out buildings were burnt as well as a mobile home. No injuries were reported.
Power lines were also down in the midst of the fire area, but PG&E workers had arrived to help as of about 6 p.m.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but officials said it seems it may have been caused by an electrical issue.MORE NEWS: S.F. Supervisors Set to Designate Casa Sanchez Bldg. in Mission District a Historical Landmark
The fire displaced multiple families who were living in the buildings that were burnt.