Firefighters put out a vegetation fire near Concord
Concord, California – A vegetation fire that broke out near Concord on Friday drew multiple fire units to the scene.
By 1 p.m. on Friday, firefighters from the Contra Costa Fire Protection District had arrived at the site and reported that the grass fire was quickly spreading. The fire was only getting started at this point. There was no information immediately available on whether the fire posed a danger to any residences or other structures in the area.
An investigation showed the fire in the vicinity of Kirker Pass and Hess roads between Concord and Pittsburg was caused by a malfunctioning vehicle. Kirker Pass Road was closed to traffic while crews were battling the fire, and drivers were asked to avoid the area.
According to reports, the fire burned 90 acres before being eventually brought under control by firefighters. According to a tweet by Cal Fire, the fire was 100% contained at approximately 5:35 p.m.
The #KirkerFire is now 100% contained at 90 acres thanks to an aggressive initial attack from CAL FIRE air and ground resources. Thanks to @ContraCostaFire for their assistance on this incident. pic.twitter.com/BVGs36cWOB
— CAL FIRE SCU (@calfireSCU) June 25, 2022
This wildfire was just one of several that have been raging over the Bay Area over the last week.