CONCORD (CBS SF) — A two-alarm grass fire burning Saturday evening near the former Concord Naval Weapons Station is now 75 percent contained, fire officials said.
The fire burning along Highway 4 in the area of East Olivera and Willow Pass Roads was first reported by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District at about 5 p.m. As of 5:40 p.m., it had burned about 20 acres
The area is surrounded by residential neighborhoods on three sides, and as of 5:40 p.m., there were no reports of damages to structures or of injuries.
As of 6:40 p.m., forward progress of the fire had been stopped. The area burned had grown to 136 acres.
Great work by @ContraCostaFire @calfireSCU in containing this fire! Appreciate the support of @CAL_FIRE @srvfpd and all our mutual aid partners! Second wind driven multiple alarm fire for us today. Early start to what appears to be a busy fire season. https://t.co/WojeuaDYPh
— Lewis Broschard (@CON1100) June 7, 2020
Military Ocean Terminal Concord Fire Department (MOTCO) and Cal Fire were working the fire.
At 8:23 p.m., Cal Fire reported that the fire was at 75 percent containment.
#willowfire Highway 4 at Willow Pass Rd(Contra Costa County) The fire is currently 75% contained. CAL FIRE resources are continuing to assit Military Ocean Terminal Concord Fire Department (MOTCO) mopup and put in containment line. pic.twitter.com/pvBrPQc3We
— CAL FIRE SCU (@calfireSCU) June 7, 2020
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