MARTINEZ, Calif. (KTVU) - Fire crews are battling an out-of-control brush fire near Martinez Friday that is threatening some homes in the area, according to a spokesman with the Contra Costa Fire Protection District.
The 5- to 6-acre blaze was first reported at 12:10 p.m. in a hilly area near 2700 Franklin Canyon Road and is clearly visible from State Highway 4, said CCFPD spokesman Steve Hill.
"It's being attacked from the air by two C130 air tankers and at least two helicopters," Hill said.
"There are Cal Fire hand crews on the scene, as well. Forward motion has not been stopped. It's still burning, probably uphill," Hill said.
People are being asked to avoid the area.
Franklin Canyon fire is now contained at 24 acres. Structures no longer threatened Con and Cal Fire resources remain on scene for extensive mop up. No injuries and no lost structures. Source along Franklin Canyon Road, possibly fireworks. #fellowic— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) July 5, 2019
Franklin Canyon fire has grown to 24 acres and is about 75% contained at this time. One home remains threatened. Con Fire and Cal Fire on scene working to completely contain. Please avoid the area. #fellowic— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) July 5, 2019
Con Fire is on scene of 5-6 acre wildfire burning in the vicinity of 2700 Franklin Canyon Road, Martinez. Structures are threatened. Multiple resources are on scene and enroute, including Cal Fire air tankers. Please avoid the area to allow first responders access. #fellowic— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) July 5, 2019