Martinez fire update: Evacuations lifted, 50 acres burned

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Monday, October 28, 2019
Evacuations ordered for Martinez fire with 'rapid spread'
Evacuations have been ordered for a fast-moving wildfire in Martinez, in which a firefighter was injured.

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) -- Evacuations have been lifted after a fast-moving fire burned 50 acres in Martinez Sunday.

The 2nd alarm blaze started at two acres. Officials say it spread rapidly. One firefighter was injured.

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The fire was in the area of Alhambra Ave. and Forest Way, about a mile south of Highway 4.

Fire officials say more than 40 structures were protected.

Evacuations were issued for Alhambra Avenue stretching east to Morello Avenue, south to Macalvey and Sunnybrae Drives and north to Vine Hill Way around 4 pm.

The orders were lifted around 6 pm.

Alhambra Ave. was closed in both directions, but reopened shortly after evacuation orders were lifted.