Fire and U.S. Coast Guard crews wrangled a brush fire on
a sparsely inhabited island in Suisun Bay Wednesday afternoon, a fire captain
Around 3:10 p.m., the Coast Guard reported that a fire had been
spotted on Winter Island, located north of Pittsburg in Suisun Bay, according
to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Capt. Robert Marshall.
Two columns of smoke and flames were reportedly seen on the
island, he said.
The captain said there appears to be just one house on the island
but no other major structures, and that the house does not appear to be
threatened by the blaze.
He said the fire district would let the fire burn
out unless it threatened nearby buildings. That process could
take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, Marshall said.
The fire is under active investigation.