UPDATE: Vegetation Fire at the Naval Weapons Station (near Bay Point)

July 25, 2013 15:46 pm · 9 comments


There’s a vegetation fire burning on the property of the Concord Naval Weapons Station.

The blaze is near Bay Point, and is not threatening any structures.

No injuries have been reported, and there’s no word yet on the cause.

Thanks to Laura for the picture!

UPDATE 4:25pm: The blaze has grown to 60 acres, and is being fueled by the wind. No structures are threatened at this time.


Thanks to Chris for the picture shown above!

Explain July 25, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Its at the chemical plant.. the smoke is orange.. and the fire is spreading. There is a plane circling the area taking measurements.. and the sheriff has road blocks. Any real information would be nice.

CLAYCORD.com July 25, 2013 at 3:58 PM

It’s not AT the chemical plant, it was near the chemical plant, but the plant is not being threatened.

Cathy M. July 25, 2013 at 3:58 PM

I was wondering what all that black stuff coming over the hill was. It’s definitely making Concord a less pleasant place to live.

Kathy July 25, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Any shelter in place in order?

CLAYCORD.com July 25, 2013 at 4:04 PM

No shelter in place ordered.

Kathy July 25, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Thank you!

Em Dubya July 25, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Based on last night’s fire and the discussion thereof, this is likely the work of a proctologist with a 16,000 degree catalytic converter.

nytemuvr July 25, 2013 at 4:19 PM

@Em Dubya #6
Those rubber gloves spontaneously combust at 1600 degrees. Must have been a proctologist doing work from his car and just threw the gloves out the window in the grass.

Em Dubya July 25, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Nytemuvr – you are probably correct, unless, of course, the proctologist took a pair of asbestos gloves from the abandoned hazmat trash can in Martinez. Based on data from my wayward youth and certain hot rod experience, a set of asbestos gloves would likely handle 100,000 degrees. I don’t text and drive, but I frequently weld and drive.

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