CLAYTON -- Firefighters Saturday appeared to have control over a massive vegetation fire in a remote section of Marsh Creek Road at Aspara Drive, Cal Fire officials said.

As of early Saturday evening, the blaze was reported to be at least 80 acres but forward progress was fully contained within that perimeter, according to a Cal Fire official.

There were no reports of any injuries.

At least four homes along Bragdon Way had been threatened by the flames Friday night, and evacuations were ordered there about 11:30 p.m. Friday, fire officials said, but as of early Saturday evening there were no reports of damage to any structures.

Firefighters will continue to work on the fire through the weekend, clearing smoldering vegetation and trash and removing anything that could cause the fire to reignite, the Cal Fire official said.

At its peak, the blaze had spread to 150 acres.

The evacuations were lifted mid-morning Saturday.

Marsh Creek Road was closed as far east as Deer Valley Road and was closed through about 9 a.m. while fire crews continued to fight the flames.

The fire was triggered after a car caused power lines to fall as it careened down an embankment about 10 p.m. Friday No one was injured in the crash, but the fire, which began at around a half-acre, quickly grew.

Units from Cal Fire as well as backup Contra Costa Fire Protection District were called to help contain the fire.


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PG&E crews responded to the scene to repair a toppled utility pole and the downed wires. As of Saturday afternoon, it was unknown how many customers may have been affected by power outages. It was also not clear when the pole would be repaired, although crews had said they hoped to have it fixed late Friday night.

Check back for updates.

Staff writers Katie Nelson and Tom Lochner contributed to this report. Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.


A member of CalFire’s inmate fire crew extinguishes hot spots as they mop-up a 150 acres wildland fire on Marsh Creek Road in Clayton, Calif., on
A member of CalFire's inmate fire crew extinguishes hot spots as they mop-up a 150 acres wildland fire on Marsh Creek Road in Clayton, Calif., on Saturday, July 12, 2014. The fire started at approximately 10 p.m. on Friday after a car crashed into a utility pole causing the power lines to fall sparking the blaze. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)