Discovery Bay Vegetation Fire

A vegetation fire on the 6000 block of Yellowstone Circle in Discovery Bay reached 15 acres, after spreading east across Werner Dredger Cut, shortly after 6:00pm, Wednesday, May 5, 2021. No structures were threatened, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. (Melissa van Ruiten/The Press)

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) has returned to full fire responses for all grass, vegetation, and wildfires across the district because of the early start to wildfire season.

Full responses consist of a minimum of five firefighting apparatus and crews. Since December 2021, such responses had been reduced to a single engine based on the reduced threat during winter months.

Con Fire is preparing for a challenging wildfire season and urges all residents to do the same to protect their families, homes and neighbors. If not already done, now is the time to ensure properties meet or exceed all weed abatement and defensible space requirements, officials said. These are the single most important things owners can do to ensure firefighters have the time and ability to better defend their properties from wildfires that may occur.

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