Kimball Island fire darkens delta sky

Homes fall victim to a 40 to 50 foot blazing brush fire started by transients on the 109-acre Kimball Island located in the Delta across downtown Antioch, Calif. The fire attracted the attention of dozens of local city residents spectating the event on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. The Contra Costa Times reports that Rio Vista Fire Department Captain Scott Bahrenfuss had confirmed that the fire, enhanced by that day’s dry conditions, had set three buildings and six outbuildings, all unspecified, ablaze.