Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

Harriett Plummer Aquatics Swim School in Lafayette destroyed by fire
Carrie Hodousek / KCBS Radio
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November 08, 2019 - 5:52 pm
Authorities have determined that fires started in Lafayette in October were caused by PG&E equipment failure. KCBS Radio's Jim Taylor spoke with Steve Hill of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District to get the details.
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Two fuel tanks were destroyed in an explosion and fire at the NuStar Energy facility in Crockett on Oct. 15, 2019.
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Holly Quan
October 16, 2019 - 2:09 pm
Before investigators figure out how and why a massive fire broke out Tuesday at a fuel storage facility in Crockett, crews still have to declare the area safe. Two ethanol tanks were destroyed in the explosion and fire that burned 252,000 gallons of fuel for more than six hours at NuStar Energy...
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Firefighters extinguish flames that destroyed the Piedmont Lumber Company in Pittsburg on June 23, 2019.
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
June 24, 2019 - 8:36 am
A huge fire that destroyed a roofing supply company in Pittsburg on Sunday originated in a homeless encampment, according to fire officials in the East Bay. The fire burned the Piedmont Lumber Company to the ground on Piedmont Way near Highway 4. The flames spread quickly due to strong winds,...
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Firefighters in Contra Costa County demonstrated the hazards posed by fireworks on June 18, 2019.
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Scott Lettieri
June 19, 2019 - 3:23 pm
Firefighters worry that they could be busy during the Fourth of July holiday due to the dangerous combination of fireworks being used near dry brush that could quickly go up in flames. Fire personnel demonstrated on Tuesday the risks associated with using fireworks in a combustible environment at...
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A fire started by fireworks in Antioch damaged several homes on June 15, 2019.
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Bob Butler
June 17, 2019 - 9:09 am
Illegal fireworks in Antioch ignited a fire that nearly destroyed a dozen homes, leading officials to remind residents that all fireworks are banned in Contra Costa County.
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Officers from the Pittsburg Police Department helped search for a plane that crashed into the San Joaquin River on June 10, 2019.
Pittsburg Police Department
KCBS Radio Morning News
June 10, 2019 - 8:55 am
The search resumed Monday morning for the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the San Joaquin River north of Antioch on Sunday. Contra Costa County Sheriff's officials said they're using sonar to try to locate the plane, which is believed to be underwater. The tail of a Piper Cherokee...
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Firefighters demonstrate skills at the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District academy.
Carrie Hodousek/ KCBS Radio
Carrie Hodousek
November 03, 2018 - 9:11 am
An East Bay firefighter training program has joined a select group of fire department academies around the state.
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