Firefighters battled a smoky wildfire near Condit and Pleasant Hill roads Monday afternoon.
Fire crews from Lafayette and Walnut Creek battled the one-alarm vegetation fire for almost an hour after it was called in at 1:30 p.m. Monday. The fire had consumed roughly a half acre of grass, trees, and brushland by the time firefighters were able to reach it.
A Contra Costa County Fire Protection District spokesman said the blaze, possibly sparked by an arcing transformer wire, was moving "rapidly" up the hill towards homes on Stow Lane when crews were able to head it off. A fire break at the top of the hill helped to slow the pace of the blaze, the spokesman said.
The fire ultimately consumed 2 acres before it was declared under control at approximately 2:10 pm.