UPDATE: Vegetation Fire Reported in Martinez on Carquinez Scenic Dr. – ConFire & CalFire Responding

November 21, 2013 21:15 pm · 6 comments

At least one, and possibly two vegetation fires have been reported on Carquinez Scenic Dr. in between Martinez & Port Costa, according to ConFire.

Crews from ConFire & CalFire are responding to one fire, however, Martinez Police have reported seeing two separate fires along the roadway.

Stay tuned for updates.

UPDATE, 9:30pm: So far only one fire has been located. It’s about 2-3 acres in size and not spreading very quickly. It’s about a quarter of a mile off the road, so they’re having a little trouble getting several fire crews to the scene. As of right now, it’s not threatening any homes.

UPDATE, 10:30pm: The fire is still going, but it’s only about 4 acres right now. The cause is still under investigation, and no injuries have been reported.

Mark November 21, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Bad news is this wind

Jack November 21, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Perfect view of the fire from the marina in Martinez!
I keep seeing an extremely bright green flash from the top of the hill above the fire, It’s flashed 7 times at least now, any answers or other reports of this?

juan doe November 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

The power went out for a quick couple of seconds, and has been flashing . Transforners or power cables catching fire thats probably what your seeing. .

Morgan November 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

I Was At Martinez marina and I Saw Green/blue flares go up And Off The Sky.. And I Saw What Looked Like Lightening. The Lights at Home are Flickering slight

cjk November 22, 2013 at 5:26 AM

How after all that rain? Was there something else involved like flammable liquid or a crash? Gas or something? This seems odd.

Big Dog November 22, 2013 at 8:33 AM

@CJK – Dead Grass is a flashy light fuel, that when exposed to wind and low humidity can dry out in as little as an hour. With the strong north winds and low humidities, even though the temperatures are not that hot, the grass will readily burn. Currently there is a large fire (over 300 acres) in Napa County, north of Napa that is burning grass and brush. When new green grass grows, the fire danger will diminish.

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