Vegetation Fire In Lime Ridge Open Space On Ygnacio Valley Rd. In Walnut Creek

June 9, 2021 14:02 pm · 15 comments

A vegetation fire was extinguished this afternoon along Ygnacio Valley Rd. in Lime Ridge Open Space near the Walnut Creek/Concord border.

The cause of the one-acre fire is under investigation.

Thanks to Tricia for the photo, and thanks to Josh Lester for the video.

Randy June 9, 2021 at 2:53 PM

..south of YVR and west of Montecito…. saw 2 engines and 1 tractor when I went by .. maybe 2-3 acres

Joatmeal June 10, 2021 at 12:30 PM

Too late Randy. The investigation is already complete.

Dr. Jellyfinger June 9, 2021 at 3:06 PM

Careless smoker tossed a butt out the window.
Investigation complete.

MoJo June 9, 2021 at 4:14 PM

Bingo! Happens almost every year along that stretch. Cigarette gets tossed and the wind blows it into the grass.

Randy June 10, 2021 at 7:24 AM

… KRON reported probable cooking – there are homeless in the close proximity too …… not sure on cause

Gman June 9, 2021 at 4:12 PM

There was another one early this morning on the vegetation that is growing up the backside of the Safeway that is on Kirkerpass near Clayton Rd.

The Professor June 10, 2021 at 7:18 AM

My guess is that it was the homeless folks who live along the creek tunnel under YV/KP.

Fire bug? June 9, 2021 at 6:51 PM

Night before last, fire at Kirkwood and Kirker Pass, yesterday, behind Safeway, today, Ygnacio Valley Road…. I hope we don’t have a firebug 😞

Randy June 10, 2021 at 1:18 PM

…. Safeway employee told me today that CCC Fire told the employees it was in the homeless mini-camp behind the store… easy to connect the dots but is anybody doing anything about it? nooooooooooo 🙁

Tim June 9, 2021 at 8:59 PM

If you decide to ruin your health smoking tobacco, use the ash tray in your car-if it still has one. I’ve seen idiots toss their cigarettes out their car window and continue to drive without knowing the consequences that result. Was very windy today and did see all the fire trucks and traffic.
I gave smoking up 40 years ago at Crogans (RIP) New Year’s Eve in Walnut Creek and it’s the best decision I made.
This fire season is going to be real bad. Don’t be the cause.

The Fearless Spectator June 9, 2021 at 9:58 PM

I saw a fire vehicle racing up Bancroft toward Ygnacio. Since people wouldn’t get out of the way and blocked them at the next traffic light, they actually jumped the median into the opposing lane to keep moving. A couple minutes later two additional trucks one after the other were forced to jump across the median also.

Their lights and sirens were really quite obvious. It’s amazing to me when people are so oblivious to their surroundings.

Concord74 June 10, 2021 at 7:57 AM

These thoughtless drivers are so afraid of having someone pull ahead of them up the line that they refuse to pull to side(right or left) to accommodate the access by emergency vehicle(s)!!
Maybe by being obstructive they get home and find it was their home that needed the attention of the fire coverage!

nytemuvr June 9, 2021 at 10:41 PM

Sorry folks, I was using my ashtray but my cigarette caught my mask on fire and I had to throw my mask out the window. Maybe the hole I cut in my mask to smoke my cigarette wasn’t such a good idea…who would have thought?

sam malone June 10, 2021 at 7:36 AM

Why should senseless, self absorbed drivers pay attention to emergency vehicles as they seem to think any and all streets and highways are their personal raceways. Just wait one day when they or someone they care about needs help. But that would require a brain to figure that one out.

I pary for our emergency personnel every day as they put their lives at risk against a majority of idiots in our society now days.

Dr. Jellyfinger June 10, 2021 at 2:16 PM

There was a big Bumfire in Antioch today just a little while ago … about 1pm.
Several rusty shopping carts and blue plastic tarps were destroyed along with piles of other assorted junk. Loss was estimated .at + $27 compared to the cost of taking it to the dump vs burning it all.

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