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Forward Progress Stopped on Brush Fire in Pittsburg

A smoldering wildfire burning for weeks along the Pittsburg waterfront in eastern Contra Costa County flared up again Saturday afternoon, sending air support resources from Cal Fire to the scene to drop thousands of gallons of water on it.

Cal Fire firefighters are assisting fire crews from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District as of 4:45 p.m. Saturday. The fire, called the Marsh Fire, is burning along the waterfront and in the marsh area in Pittsburg.

Just after 7 p.m., Con Fire tweeted that their crews stopped forward progress of the Marsh Fire. They added that firefighters will remain on scene through the night mopping up numerous hot spots

Cal Fire sent three helicopters to the fire for water drops.

A large plume of heavy smoke was seen throughout most of the eastern portion of the county, including Pittsburg, Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood, Oakley, Concord and Walnut Creek.

The fire has scorched 200 acres and is at 50% containment.

No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged, officials said.

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Source: NBC Bay Area

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