Crews quickly extinguish Monday afternoon fires in Pittsburg, Lafayette

Contra Costa County fire crews battled two fires within 90 minutes of each other Monday — one that damaged two homes in Pittsburg and a quickly moving grass fire that was doused just before it reached homes in Lafayette.

No residents were hurt in either fire, but a firefighter received unspecified injuries fighting the blaze in Lafayette. He was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he stayed overnight and was expected to be released Tuesday, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District reported in a news release.

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