Concord to close open space areas due to extreme fire danger

Concord closes open space July 2-3 due to fire danger

Concord closes open spaces this weekend due to fire danger
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CONCORD, CA (July 2, 2024) — Contra Costa County is under an excessive heat warning as temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees this week, creating dangerous conditions.

At the recommendation of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (ConFire), the City of Concord has closed its open space areas including Lime Ridge Open Space and the open space trails within Newhall Community Park from Tuesday, July 2 through the evening of Wednesday, July 3.

In coordination with ConFire, City staff will reevaluate the conditions mid-week and determine whether to extend the closures.

In addition to the health dangers that accompany extreme heat, the risk of fire danger is very high. Closure of the open spaces during this time will protect the public and firefighters and preserve firefighting resources.