Contra Costa County

Fire Crews Cancel Prescribed Burns in East Bay Due to Windy Conditions

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The Contra Costa County Fire District and other agencies were slated to conduct wildfire training that includes prescribed burns in some areas of the East Bay, but windy conditions prompted the agencies to cancel those activities.

The training was set to take place in open spaces in the area of Rodeo, just off Interstate 80 to the west, Willow Road to the south and Cummings Skyway to the north, fire officials said.

The training was scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through May 27. Con Fire says it will monitor conditions in the days to come in order to resume the training to better prepare firefighters for the wildfire season.

Bob Redell has the full story in the video above.

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