Evacuation orders lifted after ‘potentially dangerous’ fire burned in Oakley

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>> UPDATE: Evacuation order lifted for both fires as of 8:30 a.m.

OAKLEY (KRON) — Contra Costa County fire crews responded to two fires in Oakley Sunday morning.

Residents were advised to avoid the area where the fires were burning.

One of the fires prompted evacuation orders in the Summer Lake neighborhood in Oakley.

The fire was contained at 25 acres.

Residents on Knightsen Avenue and Delta Road were also being evacuated because of a second fire.

The fire was west of Summer Lake at Knightsen Avenue and Delta Road.

This fire was contained at 10 acres.

Evacuees were able to go to 1250 O’Hara Avenue.

In a statement, Contra Costa County said:

Due to a fire an immediate evacuation has been ordered for along Knightsen Avenue in Oakely. Residents between Cypress Road and Delta Road and west of Sellars Avenue should evacuate now.

Leave now and go south towards Delta Road and then west towards Brentwood Blvd. Take only those essential items you have ready and can carry with you. Pets must be in a carrier or on a leash. Lock your windows and doors as you leave. Stay off the phone unless you need to report a life-threatening emergency at your location. However, if you are physically unable to leave your home unassisted, call 9 1 1 for help.

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