The East Contra Costa Fire Protection provided this video that shows the start of the fire on Gateway Road on Bethel Island, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. The 24-second video shows sparks showering from what appears to be a power transformer. The ECCFPD investigation into the cause of the Bethel Island fire – and a 20-acre fire in Oakley that prompted the evacuation of the Summer Lakes neighborhood – placed the blame for both fires on faulty PG&E equipment.

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