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Crews Control 3-Alarm Brush Fire in Martinez

Firefighters stopped forward progress on a three-alarm fire in unincorporated Martinez that threatened a nearby school, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection Districts said at 5:37 p.m. Thursday.

Ground crews got help from Cal Fire and Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office helicopters dropping water on the blaze.

According to Con Fire, the fire was contained at approximately 17 acres. Officials said they will mop up some hot spots and will stay in the area Thursday night.

The fire was reported on the 4100 block of Pacheco Blvd., near Las Juantas Elementary School.

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Source: NBC Bay Area

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