June 20, 2024


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Contra Costa Brush Fire Damages Home; School Evacuated

PITTSBURG, CA — A single house was weakened, many other households were threatened and an elementary university was evacuated in a vegetation fire Tuesday in Pittsburg, in accordance to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

The hearth broke out all over 12:15 p.m. Tuesday alongside a walkway behind houses in the 100 block of Chelsea Way, fireplace officials explained.

Inside an hour, Con Fire noted the Chelsea Fire was knocked down and there was no further more threat to properties.

Investigators decided the fireplace was triggered by cooking at just one of the encampments. The investigation was continuing, Con Fire Spokesman Steve Hill mentioned.

“Investigators now know there was a cooking fire, just exterior the garden of the home that was damaged,” Hill informed Patch. “It was probable a homeless cooking hearth that started out the fireplace and threatened homes all along the back of Chelsea Way and received into a single of them.”

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Hill claimed there was in depth harm to the 1 household but it was not a finish decline.

Los Medanos Elementary was momentarily evacuated simply because of smoke but students were returning to course.

Three acres burned in the blaze and firefighters had been envisioned to continue being on scene for “in depth mop-up.”

No injuries were being described.

It was the 2nd brush hearth in as many times in Pittsburg. A blaze Monday afternoon at West Leland and Golfing Club roads charred 7 acres.

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