CONCORD (CBS SF) — East Bay fire crews battling a 35-acre brush fire between Concord and Pittsburg Sunday afternoon had the blaze contained shortly after 3:30 p.m., fire officials said.

The two-alarm Kirker Fire was sparked by a car fire about 1:10 p.m. along Kirker Pass Road near Nortonville Road, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

The CHP said a sedan hit a barrier then caught fire at around 1 o’clock. Authorities told KPIX that one person, believed to be the driver, was injured.

Contra Costa County Grass Fire

A grass fire scorched about 35 acres south of Pittsburg on Sunday. (7-4-21)

Crews have stopped forward progress on the fire, officials said. The fire district is working with mutual aid from Cal Fire on the blaze.

No injuries were reported.

Kirker Pass Road is closed from Hess Road in Concord to Buchanan Road in Pittsburg and will be for a few hours, according to Con Fire.

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