Kirker Pass Rd. will remain closed to traffic until Wednesday morning following a collision this evening that sparked a brush fire south of Pittsburg, Contra Costa County fire and California Highway Patrol officials said.
The blaze was reported near the intersection of Kirker Pass and Nortonville-Somersville roads at about 5:30 p.m., a fire dispatcher said.
According to CHP Officer Peter Van Eckert, a light blue SUV reportedly went off the roadway and hit a utility pole. The pole fell onto the roadway and power lines fell to the ground, igniting a grass fire.
The driver was able to get out of the vehicle and sustained only minor injuries, according to Van Eckert.
The brush fire spread to roughly 15 acres of land and was contained by firefighters at about 6:30 p.m., fire officials said.
Firefighters remain at the scene and PG&E crews are conducting repairs to the utility pole.
Kirker Pass Road is expected to reopen at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Van Eckert said.