MARTINEZ (CBS SF) — Evacuations caused by a 50-acre wildfire in southern Martinez Sunday afternoon were lifted early Sunday evening, according to firefighters with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

The two-alarm blaze prompted immediate evacuation orders for a residential area in the vicinity of Alhambra Avenue near Forest Way, about a mile south of state Highway 4, firefighters said.

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The evacuation area was from Alhambra Avenue stretching east to Morello Avenue, south to Macalvey and Sunnybrae Drives and north to Vine Hill Way.


The fire was reported about 4 p.m. By 6 p.m., however, it was under control. No structures were damaged, and no injuries were reported, firefighters said.

Authorities say air quality may be poor as a result of this fire, and others burning in the bay area. Residents are advised to take reasonable precautions, such as closing doors and windows to prevent smoke from getting inside.

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