A very visible grass fire near I-580 contained

Photo by Mike Kinney

A grass fire this afternoon in the area of a homeless encampment in Richmond sent up plumes of smoke that could be seen throughout the Bay Area this afternoon.

Several local fire departments responded to the scene at Bayview Avenue near Interstate Highway 580 and worked quickly to bring the fire under control. An East Bay Regional Parks District fighter was injured while battling the blaze, a parks district official told the East Bay Times. Our call to the spokesman has not yet been returned.

ABC7 took video of the fire scene from a helicopter. See that footage here.


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