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Firefighters Battling 2-Alarm Fire on Walter Way in Antioch

At 4:48 am Thursday, Contra Costa County firefighters were dispatched to a report of a commercial structure fire in the area of 101 Walter Way in the City of Antioch.

Engine 81 arrived on scene reporting an exterior fire, however, upon further investigation, the fire extended to the building and roof. A short time later, the fire extended to a nearby home.

By 5:10 am, the fire was upgraded to a 2-alarm response with flames coming through a roof.

By 5:23 am, firefighters went “defensive fire attack” due to structure instability.

As of 6:16 am, fire crews are still on scene with active fire.

As of 7:20 am, CONFIRE reported the fire with multiple tenants, is under control. Crews extinguishing hot spots. No injuries. Fire under investigation.

Check back for updates.

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Crews mop up after 3-alarm fire burns 40 acres in Pittsburg

PITTSBURG, Calif. (KGO) -- The brush fire is under control, but a crew stayed on scene well into the night, just to make sure it stays down.

As the sun went down on Pittsburg, firefighters gained control of what they called an unusual fire.

"It's burning on top of the water. Fire on water," said George Laing from the Contra Costa Fire Protection District.

Flaming tule reeds, eight to 10 feet high, burned over a boggy marsh filled with three to four feet of water. Firefighters relied on catwalks to get to the flames, but when the catwalks caught fire they had to slog through the marsh.

The Pittsburg power plant is currently non-operational. So there was no threat of a major power outage. The real threat came from transmission lines above.

"The PG&E transmission lines contain high voltage and in some cases smoke and particulate matter burning from fires can cause arcing between the lines and down to the ground, and that was a concern," said Laing.

Willow Pass Road was closed for about two hours preventing people from getting to work and home.

"Last summer we had the other side of the road catch on fire and we had pretty much the same situation and we were stuck out here. It was around the Fourth of July," said Steve Sebastian, a truck driver.

But that was July when vegetation is expected to be dry.

"We're all surprised at aggressive fire behavior that causes a three-alarm fire in the tules in March. We're concerned about the kind of fire behavior we're going to get this summer," said Laing.

This fire consumed a lot of fresh green grass and by July it'll all be dead, so another fire like this could spread a lot faster and jump the roads. Investigators are still trying to figure out the cause of this fire.

Capt. Robert Marshall said the blaze threatened a few power lines connected to the nearby NRG Energy, Inc. natural gas power plant but was not a threat to any structures at the plant, including large tanks previously used for fuel storage.

No injuries were reported.

Bay City News contributed to this report.
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A brush fire on Bradford Island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta near Bethel Island burned 212 acres and two structures Monday, fire officials said.

Crews responded to the blaze on the 2,100-acre island around 1:30 a.m., and the fire did not cause any injuries, according to a statement from Gil Guerrero, a battalion chief for the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District.

The area does not receive fire protection from any agency. The island is about 8 miles north of Antioch and an estimated 25-35 people live there.

Two people were evacuated from the island, Guerrero said. A ferry took one engine to the island, and it drove around looking for those who wanted to leave, he said. The California Highway Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard traveled around the outside of the island to see if anyone needed assistance leaving.

The remaining residents decided to stay behind and fight the fire themselves, Guerrero said.

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Fire personnel are choosing to let the fire burn, because it’s surrounded by water on all sides. They will respond to life-threatening cases, according to Guerrero.

The last big fire on the island happened in July 2010, when a fire burned or smoldered there for nearly a week.

Bay City News contributed to this story.

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Grass fire burns into apartment building in Antioch

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – Firefighters controlled a 2-alarm grass fire that threatened two apartment buildings in Antioch.

The fire burned into an apartment building with four units at James Donlon Blvd and Tabora Dr.

At this time only the people in the apartment building were asked to evacuate, and no injuries were reported.

The fire was first reported at 3:52 p.m.

Con Fire is responding to a vegetation fire that is threatening structures in the vicinity of James Donlan and Tabora in Antioch. Please avoid the area to allow first responders unimpeded access. #taboraic

— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) July 21, 2021

Around 5:00 p.m. firefighters were able to control the fire.

James Donlan & Tabora vegetation fire has burned into an apartment building with four units. Fire attack continues, vegetation fire has been brought under control. No injuries reported at this time. Please continue to avoid the area to allow firefighters access. #taboraic

— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) July 21, 2021

Officials have asked that people avoid the area.

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A fire that damaged a bar in Antioch early Thursday morning is being considered suspicious, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District spokesman said.

The fire was reported at 4:48 a.m. at 101 Walter Way, the location of the bar ABC Rendezvous. Crews responded and extinguished the blaze with no injuries reported.

The flames were mostly contained to the bar but spread to the roof and damaged an adjacent tenant in the building, while other tenants — various auto-related businesses — reported smoke and water damage, fire district spokesman Steve Hill said.

Hill said the cause of the fire is under investigation but it is being characterized as suspicious. No other details were immediately available from the fire district.

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Vegetation Fire In Antioch Spreads To Apartment Building, Burns Cars

ANTIOCH (CBS SF) – A vegetation fire that broke out in Antioch Wednesday afternoon spread to a nearby apartment complex and burned vehicles, officials said.

A spokesperson for the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District told KPIX 5 that the fire broke out in the area of James Donlan Boulevard and Tabora Drive around 3:50 p.m. The fire then spread into a 16-unit, two-story apartment building.

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Apartment units damaged from a vegetation fire near James Donlan Blvd. and Tabora Drive in Antioch on July 21, 2021. (Contra Costa Fire Protection District / Twitter)

Apartment units damaged from a vegetation fire near James Donlan Blvd. and Tabora Drive in Antioch on July 21, 2021. (Contra Costa Fire Protection District / Twitter)

Residents in four of the units have been displaced after their apartments were “extensively damaged,”  firefighters said. A neighboring four-unit building also has exterior damage.

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The fire was brought under control around 5:30 p.m.

Chopper 5 over the scene as firefighters battle a vegetation fire that spread to apartments in the area of James Donlan Blvd. and Tabora Drive in Antioch on July 21, 2021. (CBS)

Chopper 5 over the scene as firefighters battle a vegetation fire that spread to apartments in the area of James Donlan Blvd. and Tabora Drive in Antioch on July 21, 2021. (CBS)The fire also destroyed two vehicles, according to officials. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters said the American Red Cross was on the scene Wednesday night assisting affected residents.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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