UPDATE: Vegetation Fire Burning in Concord’s Newhall Park

June 26, 2014 23:14 pm · 13 comments

A vegetation fire is burning in Concord’s Newhall Park.

The blaze is about half an acre and growing, according to Concord Police.

Firefighters are currently on their way to the scene.

UPDATE, 11:18pm: The blaze is in Newhall Park, off Wharton Way. Firefighters say grass and trees are burning.

UPDATE, 11:23pm: The fire is almost out. No homes were destroyed and nobody was injured.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.


BD June 26, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Just looked outside it’s really smokey. Officer walking by said it’s almost out. I didn’t hear or see any trucks or sirens wierd.

Ms right June 26, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I live right behind mc donalds and everything was red. It looked really closed to the houses

question June 26, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Does anyone know if you can fish at New hall Park?

Isaac June 26, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Wasn’t nearly as big as the one last year. Recent mowing really helped slow it down.

Isaac June 26, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Also, they only use sirens if traffic needs to be alerted to move. Not much traffic at 11 pm.

The Realist June 27, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Concord needs to start exporting more homeless and less jobs out of town.
Not saying it was one of the bazillion homeless that live in one of the bazillion encampments around town… but there is a bunch of em behind McDs/around the park.

Killjoy June 27, 2014 at 5:22 AM

It was a tad cool last night. I wonder if the homeless contingent was just trying to stay warm, and things got out of control.

@Question June 27, 2014 at 6:22 AM


There are signs posted at the park that there is no fishing.

Would you Really want to Eat a Fish June 27, 2014 at 7:29 AM

that was caught in that fetid cesspool they call a lake….it is fouled with all kinds of urine and bowel filth from the various vermin who live there…ugh….

Mr. John June 27, 2014 at 8:12 AM

@9 – Do you think Fish usually leave their ponds to do their own business?

I smelled smoke last night, but the wife didn’t. We’re in that general vicinity. 2nd fire in about a year. I walked through the last fire and it looked like it pretty clearly started in a camp site. If this is the same, Concord needs to do something… there is a pattern established that they should clearly be able to see. If they do nothing to address it, and there is private property (or lives) lost, they’re going to be the target of litigation.

Fat Freddy June 27, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Smokin weeeed……….

White Boy Fresh June 27, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Old New Hall park….. Dang that place brings back some good memories!!!!!
BBQ’s,40 oz’s & oldies all on a Sunday afternoon!

Marissa June 28, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Were any animals killed, you have to consider them in something like this.

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