Firefighters on Thursday battled a brush fire in eastern Contra Costa County.
The blaze, which broke out in the area of Vasco Road and Walnut Boulevard, has scorched about 200 acres, firefighters said. As of 7:15 p.m., the fire was 90% contained.
“When first resources got here it was a couple acres of grass going and with the wind going it was wind driven,” said Jesse Winnen of Cal Fire.
Hot weather and wind had a lot to do with it.
“As we know, we’re going into a heatwave about 100 degrees, 20% humidity with a wind of about 10 to 15 mph coming out of the northwest when this incident occurred,” said Winnen.
Friday conditions will be worse.
“We’re just telling everybody to please be mindful and try to avoid any sparks,” said Winnen. “One less spark is one less wildfire.”
Further information wasn't immediately available.