Contra Costa County firefighters say a one-alarm grass fire that broke out in Martinez Sunday afternoon was suspicious in nature.
— Martinez Police (@MartinezPDinCA) April 8, 2018
The cause of the fire is undetermined, but Contra Costa County fire spokesman Steve Aubert said the recent rains have left the tule-filled area “pretty wet and pretty green.”
The three spot fires were reported at 2:30 p.m. near Granger’s Wharf and firefighters contained the flames about one hour later. The scene was cleared by 5 p.m. and four engines, an investigator and a battalion chief responded to the incident.
Martinez police said no structures were involved and the 100 block of Berrellesa Street was temporarily closed.