Tag: Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

Brush fire causes evacuations near Forest Way and Alhambra Ave.

Brush fire causes evacuations near Forest Way and Alhambra Ave.

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Evacuations were ordered in Martinez Sunday afternoon after a fast moving brush fire broke out around 4 p.m. The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to the two-acre blaze in the vicinity of Alhambra Avenue near Forest Way, about a mile south of Highway 4. By the time the fire was […]

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New Fire Truck 14 makes its debut

New Fire Truck 14 makes its debut

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District introduced the new Fire Truck 14 to Martinez city leaders and members of the public ahead of the last night’s city council meeting. Martinez Police Department was on-hand to affix a placard in memory of Police Sergeant Paul Starzyk who lost his life in the line of duty […]

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Not the same old fire department

Not the same old fire department

| July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City Council praised Contra Costa County Deputy Fire Chief Lewis T. Broschard III for his comprehensive report on fire danger in Martinez and big changes at the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire). Broschard said he was relieved to find the western hills of Martinez had been mowed recently. […]

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Pacheco brush fire spreads to storage units

| July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Firefighters needed two hours to contain a two-alarm grass fire near the junction of state Highway 4 and Interstate Highway 680 in Pacheco that spread to a storage rental facility and damaged about 30 units, a spokesman said. The fires started at approximately 2:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said […]

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County Fire Prevention District, CERT urge landowners to prepare for fire season

| May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

An advisory published through the partnership of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and the Martinez Community Emergency Response Team have one fire season tip for acreage owners: “Prepare!” California has had two devastating fire seasons two years in a row, and 2019 also is expected to be dangerous. The 2017 fire season had […]

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Employee accuses fire marshal harassment

| April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A Contra Costa County Fire Protection District employee has filed suit in Contra Costa Superior Court, claiming her supervisor was abusive and that the District “neglected to take any action or safety measures to protect (the) plaintiff.” She is seeking an unspecified amount in both general and specific damages and punitive damages […]

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Crash, chemical spill temporarily closes I-680 Thursday

Crash, chemical spill temporarily closes I-680 Thursday

| September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A multi-vehicle collision involving a company truck loaded with pool chemicals forced the closure of south Interstate-680 Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol reports. Once the chemicals, described as chlorine and muriatic acid spilled onto the highway, the accident triggered a hazardous materials cleanup response from Contra Costa County’s fire […]

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Fire burns container boxes on Howe Road

| July 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A single-alarm fire burned several portable storage container boxes at a commercial industrial yard at 855 Howe Road early Wednesday, according to information provided by Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. Martinez Police helped evacuate residents, said Steve Hill, public information officer for the fire protection district. “We dispatched two truck companies […]

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Combined forces battle Franklin Canyon fire

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The combined forces of a half a dozen fire departments fought a blaze in the 2400 block of Franklin Canyon Road south of California Highway 4 Wednesday night, according to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. The fire was reported about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in a storage lot that contained vehicles and boats, spokesperson Steve […]

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Granger’s Wharf fires ‘suspicious’

Granger’s Wharf fires ‘suspicious’

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A trio of fires reported Sunday afternoon near Granger’s Wharf were contained by Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters within an hour and never threatened any buildings, a spokesman said. However, since the marshy area was still wet from recent rains, the fires are considered suspicious, the spokesperson said. The fires […]

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