2nd Wildfire Erupts In East Contra Costa In As Many Days

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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA — Firefighters battled a second grass fire Friday in as many days near the East Contra Costa County city of Brentwood.

The Walnut Fire broke out around 1 p.m. Friday at Marsh Creek Road and Walnut Boulevard. The 50-acre wildfire was burning on both sides of Vasco Road, Cal Fire reported.

In an update shortly after 2 p.m., officials downsized the Walnut Fire to 45 acres and said it was 10 percent contained.

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The Marsh Fire, which broke out Thursday at Marsh Creek Road and Walnut Boulevard, burned some 200 acres and was deemed 100-percent contained shortly before the Walnut Fire broke out Friday.

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