On many levels this incident demonstrates how quickly a conflagration can develop and the importance of effective prevention, hazard mitigation, and response capabilities of a local fire department.Fire crews from around the area including crews from Contra Costa County Fire and the Moraga-Orinda Fire District assisted in the firefighting efforts through an initial attack/immediate need County Strike Team.http://bit.ly/14D1sfi
Contra Costa County Fire has started full wildland responses effective today, Tuesday, April 30th as fire season has begun in Contra Costa County.The 2013 fire season is upon us. This winter saw below average rainfall for California and the County. Recent hot weather, coupled with wind events, has lead to premature drying of the light fuels and lower than normal fuel moistures in the Medium and Heavy wildland fuels. Early brush fires in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties demonstrated rapid rates o...