Study Recommends Contra Costa County Fire Districts To ConsolidateA study on fire district consolidation released Tuesday says the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District should consolidate with the East Contra Costa and Rodeo-Hercules districts to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
Crews Contain Grass Fire That Scorched 35 Acres Between Concord and PittsburgEast 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 Burns At Antioch Homeless Encampment Near Highway 4A grass fire at a homeless encampment near state Highway 4 in Antioch was extinguished Tuesday, authorities said.
Brush Fire Near Bay Point Contained After Burning 40 AcresThe fire along the Port Chicago Highway, near Main Street in the unincorporated community of Bay Point, was 100% contained at 40 acres, Cal Fire reported Sunday afternoon.
Fire Burns Antioch Home Converted Into Marijuana Growing OperationFirefighters on Wednesday extinguished a blaze at a home in Antioch that had been converted to a marijuana grow operation, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
Fire Investigation at Burned-Out Concord Church Indicates Blaze Sparked by Human ActivityInvestigators with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said late Friday a two-alarm fire that left church badly damaged a day earlier originated from underneath a crawlspace and was caused by human activity.
Arson Suspected In Antioch Grass Fire Near Kaiser Medical Center; Suspect SoughtArson is suspected as the cause of a Thursday night grass fire that burned about five acres south of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Antioch, according to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District officials.
2 People Injured, Dog Killed In Antioch Apartment FireFirefighters rescued two people from a fire that swept through an apartment in Antioch Tuesday morning, authorities said.
Crews Get Fire At Contra Costa Fairgrounds Horse Stable Under ControlA stable fire at the Contra Costa fairgrounds in Antioch is under control, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said Tuesday evening.
Contra Costa County Firefighter Delivers Own Daughter Along Side Of RoadA firefighter summoned all his training and then some to deliver his own daughter along the side of the road Wednesday afternoon.
7 Arsons Suspects Arrested In Separate Incidents In Contra Costa County Since New YearSeven suspects have been arrested in eight separate arson cases in the East Bay since the beginning of the year, according fire officials.
Brentwood Leaders Support Consolidation of Contra Costa County Fire DepartmentsThe city of Brentwood and some smaller communities in east Contra Costa County are expected to endorse a plan to merge their fire department into the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District this week.
Burning House in Richmond Leads to Homicide, Arson InvestigationThe Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff announced Tuesday that it’s investigating a suspicious death early that morning in North Richmond as a possible homicide and arson.
Contra Costa Fire Officials Advise Precautionary Evacuations in Advance of High Wind EventThe Contra Costa Fire Protection District circulated a notice Sunday afternoon saying, "County residents in areas susceptible to wildland fire may want to consider relocating ahead of this (high wind) event."
Fire Burns Home In Walnut CreekA fire was burning a home in a neighborhood in Walnut Creek Friday.