Two firefighters hurt while battling blaze
By FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS CONCORD — Two firefighters were injured Thursday afternoon when a fire truck rolled over at the scene of a blaze near Kirker Pass and Hess roads in an unincorporated area of Contra Costa County, officials said. Both were transported to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek and “seem to be in good condition overall,” a Contra Costa County Fire spokesman said. About 20 acres burned in the wind-driven blaze before firefighters brought it under control about 6:15 p.m. Northbound Kirker Pass Road beginning at Clearbrook Drive in Concord was shut down while crews battled the fire, California Highway Patrol spokesman Cliff Kroeger said. An overturned truck reportedly caused the fire sometime about 4:40 p.m. No one was believed to have been injured in that accident, Kroeger said. Kroeger described the location of the accident as a “bad area.” Residential areas nearby were not been threatened, fire officials said, but firefighters headed to the homes to protect them in case the fire spread.