Brush fire burns 533 acres in Contra Loma Regional Park in Antioch

A huge smoke plume from a brush fire burning in Contra Loma Regional Park in Antioch, Calif. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 is seen from a resident's front yard. (Photo submitted to KGO-TV by itsserenaa/Instagram)

A brush fire burned 533 acres in the Contra Loma Regional Park area of Antioch. The fire is 80 percent contained and no structures were damaged.

At one point evacuations were ordered for at least 30 homes on Grimsby Drive and in the area of Frederickson Lane.


"It's been pretty scary. This fire jumped up. I was about two miles away shopping and I could see the flames on the hill and I came rushing over to my house to see the flames right up in my backyard," one man said.

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An evacuation center has been established at Mira Vista Hills Park in the same neighborhood where the Red Cross is offering assistance.

Firefighters with the county, Cal Fire and East Bay Regional Parks worked to put out the fire.

The fired started at 4:13 p.m. at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve. The park and neighboring Contra Loma Regional Park had to be evacuated.

No injuries have been reported.

Bay City News contributed to this story.

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