Firefighters Contain Brush Fires Threatening Homes in the East Bay

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Firefighters battled two brush fires that threatened homes in the East Bay Wednesday afternoon.

A fire near San Elijo Court in Antioch was threatening homes along Palomar Court around 2 p.m. Firefighters got the upper hand on the flames around 2:20 p.m. but remained on the scene to protect the homes in the area, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.

Firefighters reported a second fire burning near Mallard Slough Road in Bay Point around 2:30 p.m.

No evacuation orders were placed.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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