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Brush fire send plumes of smoke over Concord

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Posted at 4:43 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-30 12:48:38-04

(KGTV) - Northern California fire crews battled a two-alarm brush fire in Concord, Calif., that sent plumes of black smoke into the air.

The Valley Fire has burned at least 260 acres, according to ABC-affiliate KGO and Cal Fire. The fire is about 85 percent contained as of 10 p.m. All evacuation orders and road closures had been lifted by this time.

Cal Fire crews have been called in to assist Contra Costa County firefighters battling the blaze.

The Red Cross has opened an evacuation shelter at Clayton High School, located at 5298 Clayton Road in Concord.

According to the Associated Press, fire officials believe sparks from a pickup truck may have ignited the fire.