Crews contain separate Antioch fires

Fire officials said two brush fires that broke out in Antioch on Thursday afternoon were contained without injuries or damage to structures.

The first fire was reported shortly before 4 p.m. in the 1600 block of Slatten Ranch Road and charred 20 acres, according to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District spokesman Steve Aubert.


Pile of cars sparked fire at Redwood City scrap metal facility

A fire that erupted at a scrap metal facility in Redwood City on Wednesday, sending thick plumes of smoke into the air, originated from a pile of cars, investigators said.

Fire crews responded about 4:30 p.m. to the second, smaller fire near the Antioch Marina that burned about 5 acres.

Both blazes were contained and cleared shortly before 8 p.m., Aubert said.

No injuries were reported in the fires and no buildings were threatened.

The cause of both fires is not known.