Contra Costa County

Evacuation Orders Lifted in Port Costa Blaze: Cal Fire

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A multi-alarm brush fire burned close to homes Thursday and forced evacuations and evacuation warnings in the Port Costa area of Contra Costa County.

The Crockett-Carquinez Fire Department during the response and fire attack asked residents of Port Costa to prepare to evacuate. Officials later issued some evacuations and an evacuation warning. An all-clear was announced after 5 p.m.

Cal Fire also responded to the blaze and reports at least 120 acres have burned and is 70% contained.

Officials said that evacuation orders were lifted and firefighters will remain at scene through the night continuing to work towards full containment.

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