4-Acre NorCal Fire Contained, Arson Suspected

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) - A brush fire in the San Francisco Bay Area has been contained after coming close to homes, and authorities are investigating whether it was set intentionally.

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said the four-acre fire broke out shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday in Martinez and began spreading quickly.

Fire officials tell the Contra Costa Times the blaze was brought under control. There have been no reports of damages or injuries.

Authorities say the fire is the subject of a criminal investigation.

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