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.
East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Mulls Major MergerDuring the Great Recession, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District began closing fire stations. Now the district’s board is considering voting themselves out of existence to change improve service.
Firefighters Contain Point Fire In Concord; Lanes On Highway 4 ReopenA vegetation fire burned along state Highway 4 in Concord on Tuesday afternoon and prompted the closure of highway lanes, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. (7/28/20)
Video: CHP Helicopter Rescues Injured Hiker On Mount DiabloA hiker who fell and seriously injured himself on a trail on Mount Diablo was rescued by a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew Monday evening.
2-Alarm Martinez Brush Fire Contained After Threatening StructuresA vegetation fire that started shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday at Vista Oaks and Douglas drives in Martinez has been contained, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.
Woman Fatally Struck by Train on Tracks in Downtown AntiochAntioch police are investigating the death Saturday afternoon of a woman who was apparently struck by a freight train near the old downtown.
Crews Knock Down 2-Alarm Fire At San Pablo Apartment BuildingFire crews were able to extinguish a two-alarm fire at an apartment building in San Pablo on Monday morning, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District spokesman said.