A one-alarm fire burned about five acres of land near the Shell Ridge Open Space preserve in Walnut Creek this afternoon, fire officials said.
The fire was reported at 2:13 p.m. in an area near Indian Valley
Elementary School, according to Fire Marshal Robert Marshall of the Contra
Costa County Fire Protection District.
Firefighters were able to contain the blaze by 2:38 p.m., Marshall
Fire investigators are looking into a report that fireworks were
heard in the area prior to the fire and that three males were seen leaving
the area, according to the fire marshal.
Anyone with information is asked to call the fire district's arson
tip line at (866) 50-ARSON.
--Bay City News