Evacuation orders lifted after fire with ‘rapid spread’ burned in Martinez

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MARTINEZ (KRON) — Evacuation orders have been lifted following a fire with a “rapid spread” that burned in Martinez Sunday afternoon, the Contra Costa County Fire Department said.

Fire officials reported the 50-acre fire burned in the area of Alhambra Avenue and Forest Way.

There was no damage to any structures reported, according to Contra Costa Fire.

Authorities originally tweeted at 4:03 p.m. of a 2-acre fire burning, which quickly spread due to weather conditions.

By 4:17 p.m., the fire grew to about 5-acres, according to officials.

Evacuation orders were issued for people in the area of Alhambra Avenue.

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