Crews contain 3-alarm Martinez brush fire that started near homeless encampment, officials say

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Friday, August 5, 2022
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A 3-alarm brush fire broke out Thursday afternoon in Martinez and threatened several structures in the area, according to fire officials.

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) -- Crews were able to quickly contain a brush fire that broke out Thursday afternoon in Martinez and threatened several structures in the area.

Contra Costa County fire officials say crews responded to reports of a fire burning in the 4100 block of Pacheco Blvd. around 3:45 p.m.

Crews on the ground and in the air were able to protect structures that were immediately threatened by the fire.

Thankfully, no evacuations were issued and no buildings were lost.

SKY7 was over the fire which produced a huge plume of smoke that blanketed parts of Interstate 680 which was not too far away.

Investigators determined that the fire started at or near a homeless encampment.

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