CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (BCN/KTVU) - Crews have stopped forward progress on a 10 to 12-acre vegetation fire on the side of eastbound state Highway 4 in Concord on Thursday afternoon, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
The blaze was reported at 1:09 p.m. alongside Highway 4 just east of Willow Pass Road.
The forward progress had been stopped as of an hour later, but fire crews remain at the scene.
County fire officials wrote on Twitter that the blaze is the largest of the season to date and "an early indicator of what is to come with Red Flag conditions this weekend."
Con Fire is on scene of a 2nd alarm vegetation fire on Hwy 4 just east of Willow Pass Road. This is the largest fire of the season to date & an early indicator of what is to come with Red Flag conditions this weekend. Please use extreme caution outdoors. #willowic pic.twitter.com/KlB00c9x62— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) June 6, 2019
Forward progress stopped on 10-12 acre grass fire on Hwy 4 EB at Willow on ramp. Con Fire remains on scene with Cal Fire, MOTCO Fire & San Ramon Valley FPD. As we enter fire season, conditions are already dangerous as demonstrated here. Use extreme caution outdoors. WillowIC# pic.twitter.com/TUkHATeeS1— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) June 6, 2019