Kirker Fire in Clayton 50% Contained

Authorities say the fire began as consequence of a vehicle fire

Contra Costa Fire Department firefighters responded to a fire in Clayton Sunday afternoon.

The Kirker Fire began burning as a consequence of a vehicle fire at around 1:20 p.m. off Kirker Pass Road and Nortonville Road.

Crews stopped forward progress and the fire has been contained at 50%.

Firefighters are expected to remain on scene for at least three hours.

Officials say the fire has the potential to burn over 50 acres.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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