CLAYTON, Calif. (KTVU) - By Bay City News Service
Fire officials said an accident caused a grass fire Friday afternoon in unincorporated Contra Costa County.
The fire was first reported at 4:11 p.m. on Marsh Creek Road near the Marsh Creek Detention Facility, one of three main jails in the county, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
Assistant Chief Chris Bachman said a hot round near the shooting range caused the fire, which has now been contained. No structures were endangered and no injuries were reported, Bachman said.
Crews kept the fire to less than 20 acres. It was on a slope near Mt. Diablo State Park.
Update- Fire is 90% contained at 10 acres. Cause determined to be accidental at this time . Crews will remain on scene for mop up .— ECCFPD (@ECCFPD) July 27, 2019
The grassfire in the vicinity of the Marsh Creek Detention Center on Marsh Creek Road in Clayton is 90% contained and forward progress has been stopped. Please continue to avoid the area to allow emergency crews access. #marshic— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) July 26, 2019
Con Fire is on scene, along with Cal Fire & East Contra Costa Fire, of a 3-5 acre grass fire in the vicinity of 12000 Marsh Creek Road. Fire is on a slope, wind-driven at moderate rate of speed. Please avoid the immediate area, allowing emergency vehicles access. #marshic— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) July 26, 2019