14-Acre Vegetation Fire Extinguished East of Clayton on Marsh Creek Rd.

July 21, 2014 16:30 pm · 7 comments


Fire crews battled a 14-acre grass fire in a rural area east of Clayton this afternoon, according to an East Contra Costa Fire Protection District dispatcher.

The blaze was reported around 2:50 p.m. in a grassy area near the intersection of Marsh Creek and Deer Valley roads, the dispatcher said.

Responding crews saw a large column of smoke coming from the scene and were able to quickly bring the blaze under control.

The fire was contained within 30-minutes, the dispatcher said.

Thanks to Sue Thompson for the picture!

Agent 86 July 21, 2014 at 8:27 PM

The old “flick the cigarette out the window & start a grass fire next to Marsh Creek Road trick”

SKS July 21, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Were any squirrels rendered homeless?

so sick of Fires by Cigarettes July 21, 2014 at 10:18 PM


Marissa July 21, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Perfect example of a toss-a-butt fire.

Sue July 22, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Wasn’t a tossed butt fire, started quite a ways from the road.

Laura Zah July 22, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Target shooters.

anon July 22, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Thank you to our wonderful fire heroes who put out the fire! 🙂

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