UPDATE: Two-Alarm Grass Fire Mostly Contained To 25 Acres

June 16, 2018 22:34 pm · 12 comments

A 25-acre, 2-alarm grass fire is contained in unincorporated Contra Costa County, a fire captain said.

The fire was reported just after 3 p.m. behind a gas station at Evora Road and Willow Pass Court, just off state Highway 4.

Fire Captain George Laing said the fire grew quickly to 5 to 6 acres.

A second alarm was called because it was reported that a structure was threatened, but it’s unclear whether any structure was actually threatened, Laing said.

California Highway Patrol officials reported that the fire was threatening a church.

Laing said no injuries have been reported and the cause is under investigation.

photo credit: Dan Dinneen

Fritzhugh Ludlow June 16, 2018 at 8:54 PM

They cannot blame this one on the Gun Range..It’s still closed!

Bad Nombre June 17, 2018 at 2:32 PM

The range is open to shotgun and .22LR. Nonetheless, the reports do not suggest that the fire started there.

Mlynn June 16, 2018 at 11:16 PM

The wind doesnt help, my phone said 22-23 mph wind, we were at DVC trying to watch Concord blue devils at family night and was cold & freezing, I’m sure they sold a lot of BD hooded sweatshirts

Brig June 17, 2018 at 12:21 AM

Glad to hear the gun range is closed, hate hearing the shooting all the way over in Clayton, I have PTSD. Can’t wait for 4th of July…You would never know fireworks were illegal in this area. Shame police don’t do jack about it. They mine as well just legalize it like marijuana, because they couldn’t control it.

Anon June 17, 2018 at 6:48 AM

Just to be clear the police range is still open and the gun shots your hear are coming from their range.

Keep all three barrels up June 17, 2018 at 8:05 AM

Ya Brig. It’s a shame that there are so many people in this world that have no respect for others. Police can’t be everywhere. Put the blame please where it belongs.

Bad Nombre June 17, 2018 at 2:38 PM

USI is not “closed”. Plenty of shotgun action there in addition to .22LR rifle and pistol. As the range is in a valley surrounded by hills, it is well situated to minimize sound reaching very far.

Silva June 17, 2018 at 7:29 PM

Brigg, I was thinking your hearing was a lot better than mine if you could hear the range from over there. But then if you can hear the police range from Clayton, your hearing really is better than mine, cause I’m a lot closer and I’ve never heard it, except for a couple years When I was at the the CVHS campus.

Great Gonzo June 17, 2018 at 10:50 AM

Very well done on the part of the firefighters.

No chicken little June 18, 2018 at 8:45 AM

After running off two range designers the clowns at USI are putting the finishing touches on their self built half baked plan to submit to the county. First designer quit after they continued to remove safety devices because of cost est 2.3 mill. Hired another designer 5.3 to 8mill. Scrap that We will build it ourselves. Zero plan to clean up Hazardous lead they have shot off their property for 30+ years. People driving on Evora and living down range get your flack jackets now!

Bad Nombre June 18, 2018 at 9:34 AM

Oh, please! If you have ever been to the USI range you would know how unlikely it is that any bullets leave the property.

No chicken little June 18, 2018 at 11:03 AM

thousands of built holes in the roof of firing line say different, range safety experts hired by USI say different, the Calvary Temple Church says different. The evidence is all laying out their an the fire just Re-exposed it. Also the Action pistol Has no covering over it so there’s no way to tell how many thousands of bullets they have shot out While running around on gravel while their guns are pointed in the air down range right towards the house on Driftwood and the church and Highway 4. Some shooters try to do it on purpose sadly.

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