Fire burns cabins on Kimball Island across river from Antioch today
By Allen Payton
What Antioch residents and downtown business owners thought was an annual controlled burn on the islands across the river from Antioch’s historic Rivertown district, turned out to be an out of control fire that consumed acres of grass land and several structures, including cabins on Kimball Island, today.
According to other news reports, it started about 2:30 p.m. People parked along and lined Second Street in downtown Antioch to watch the effort by two helicopters to douse the flames that were leaping into the air. The darker smoke that occurred periodically was the result of one of the structures going up in flames.
The fire appeared under control by about 5:30 p.m. when a boat full of firefighters from the River Delta Fire District, based in Isleton, headed across the river to finish off the flames.
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