Brentwood House Fire Spreads To Other Homes In Area; Neighbors EvacuatedA house fire in Brentwood, fueled by strong winds, reportedly spread to other homes in the neighborhood, forcing evacuations Tuesday morning.
Con Fire Expected to Annex East Contra Costa Fire Protection DistrictFire officials announced Monday that the Contra Costa Fire Protection District will annex the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District.
Firefighter Injured in Oakley After East Contra Costa Fire Tanker Truck RollsAn East Contra Costa County firefighter was injured Tuesday when a water tanker truck rolled while en route to a brush fire in Oakley, according to authorities.
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.
4 Children, 1 Adult Injured In Crash On Vasco Road In ByronFive people, including four children, were hospitalized Thursday following a collision in Byron in Contra Costa County.
5 Newborn Kittens Plucked Out Of Car Engine Compartment At Brentwood Fire StationA woman and son who visited an East Bay fire station to report a cat inside their vehicle's engine compartment were told they were quite mistaken .. it was actually five cats.
Discovery Bay Resident To Pay $26,000 Fine For Illegal Fireworks On 4th of JulyA Discovery Bay resident will have to pay a hefty fine for putting on an illegal fireworks show last July 4th using professional-grade fireworks on a barge tied to a dock at his home, fire officials announced Thursday.
Minor Injuries Reported After Car Crashes Into Brentwood Yogurt ShopFire officials in Contra Costa County reported that a driver suffered minor injuries late Tuesday morning after crashing their vehicle into a yogurt shop located at a Brentwood shopping center.
Body Found Inside Burned Boat On Bethel Island IdentifiedA man whose body was found last week on a boat that caught fire and sank at the Bethel Island Marina has been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office as 56-year-old Douglas Hiles.
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.
Contra Costa Enacts Developer Fees To Help Pay For East County Fire ServicesIn a move to help a cash-strapped fire district cope with protecting a fast-growing area, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved updated facility fees to help the district pay for new future facilities.
Brentwood: Motorcycle Crash Victim Airlifted To Trauma CenterEmergency crews responded to a high-speed crash between a motorcycle and a car in Brentwood, Tuesday evening.
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.
Family on Slopes of Mount Diablo Sees Lightning Spark Blaze Near Their HomeSunday's surprising thunderstorm lit up the foothills beneath Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County and with it came the fires. One family had a front-row seat -- close enough to hear and feel the lightning.
Reduced Funding Forces Policy Change At East CoCo County Fire DistrictAs fire season ramps up, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District is making some tough choices to deal with understaffing that are compromising the district's ability to fight fires.