Evacuation order lifted after 120-acre grass fire burned close to homes in Pittsburg

PITTSBURG, Calif. (KGO) -- A 120-acre grass fire has been contained in Pittsburg on Friday after it burned dangerously close to homes, fire officials said.

The vegetation fire, dubbed the Jacqueline Fire, broke out around 2a.m. and prompted mandatory evacuations. As of 6a.m., evacuation orders were lifted, fire officials say.

The fire was initially reported by Con Fire as 200 acres.



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The evacuation area included homes in the area of: north of Jacqueline Drive, south of West Leland Road, east of Bailey Road and west of San Remo Way, according to the Contra Costa County Community Warning System, which was sent out around 3:20a.m.

Residents say it all happened so fast.

"Like an inferno just like those when you hear people like in Napa. They say it was on the ridge line. So, all of this is open space behind these houses. And, it was just engulfed in flames," said Cecilio Quintana.

Residents waited things out in the parking lot at a nearby Safeway, finally getting word they could go home around dawn.



There are no known structure losses or injures, according to Contra Costa County fire.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
Video is from our 5:30a.m. report.


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