PITTSBURG, Calif. (KRON) — Contra Costa Fire responded to a brush fire close to the 700 block of Willow Pass Road in Pittsburg on Saturday afternoon, according to a tweet from Contra Costa Fire. The fire has been dubbed the Marsh Fire, which has burned 200 acres.
A later tweet from Contra Costa Fire shared that the wind is pushing the fire towards the de-commissioned power plant in Pittsburg. Cal Fire’s Santa Clara Unit tweeted that it is assisting with overhead resources, including helicopter 37S which holds 1,000 gallons.
As of 7 p.m. on Saturday, forward progress on the fire has stopped, officials said. No structures were damaged, and no firefighters were injured.
CCF asked people to stay clear of the area to allow emergency vehicles to access the road. In a Sunday morning tweet, CCF asked drone pilots to avoid flying in the area of 700 Willow Pass Road so that helicopters would have clear access to continue firefighting activities.
Con Fire mopping up pockets of unburned fuel located inside yesterdays burn area near shoreline. Access to the burn area is difficult – limited to hand crews and helicopters; ground is too soft for apparatus. Drones not allowed within 5 mile radius of incident. pic.twitter.com/w8rq2Q8tZT— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) July 10, 2022
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