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Collision causes shelter in place as pool chemicals cloud on Pacheco

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Hazardous waste clean-up crews were hard at work Wednesday morning after a truck carrying pool chemicals crashed on Pacheco Boulevard. The two-vehicle collision occurred around 8:20 a.m. on Pacheco Boulevard, near Veale Avenue. According to ConFire officials, when the collision occurred, several boxes of pool chemicals spilled, ...

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Smoke on the water …

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Smoke from a brush fire that sparked near Highway 4 and Franklin Canyon Road completely obscured views to the Benicia-Martinez Bridge Sunday afternoon, as seen here from “Old Snake Road,” now known as the George Miller Regional Trail. Downed power lines caused the fire, which charred at least 50 acres ...

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Fireworks spark fire near Hollyview Drive

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two minors were arrested Tuesday afternoon after fireworks they set sparked a brush fire in a residential neighborhood. The fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. July 26, in the vicinity of Hollyview Drive. It began in the deepest part of the canyon, spreading across an open field ...

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Pets rescued from fire …

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Firefighters rescued two dogs, a cat and a snake from a residential fire in the 1200 block of Plaza Drive Sunday evening, July 10, 2016. According to ConFire officials, the fire started outside after smoking materials were discarded. The blaze spread to the attic of the home, causing an estimated ...

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Aerial crews involved in extinguishing Rankin Fire

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A brush fire scorched five acres near downtown Martinez late Wednesday afternoon before local fire personnel got the upper hand. Despite having the fire contained by 5 p.m., three engines were on the scene all night long to knock down flare-ups at ...

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Fire sparks near Rankin Park

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By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A brush fire broke out Wednesday afternoon near Rankin Park in downtown Martinez, threatening several residences. The fire was first reported at 3:51 p.m. in the 100 block of Buckley Street, and climbed its way up the Alhambra Hills for several hours, ...

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News in Brief: Fourteen displaced in fire

A Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighter working a May 31, 2016, apartment fire. (ConFire)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Over $500,000 in property damage occurred and 14 people were displaced when a fire ripped through an apartment complex on Arnold Drive near Morello Avenue early Tuesday morning. ConFire officials said they were able to save $756,000 in property, but that two units in the complex were ...

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