Update: 3:30 p.m.
A wind whipped brush fire in Benicia was quickly brought under control by fire fighters Tuesday afternoon. The effort to contain the fire was spearheaded by Benicia fire fighters who received mutual aid from Valero Refinery, Vallejo Fire, Fairfield Fire Department and Contra Costa Fire.
The fire appeared to have started in a grove of eucalyptus trees and spread northwest across a grassy area driven by the wind. Fire fighters were able to stop the fire before it threatened any homes.
"It never got really close to homes but it had the potential," said fire investigator Jed Matcham who added that no cause has been determined but that the investigation was just beginning.
Fire Captain Carl Lunsted said he didn't know how long fire fghters would be on the scene pointing to piles of smoldering dead leaves and noting that there were a lot of small hot spots that needed attention.
*Update* BFD reports that the fire is under control.
The Benicia Fire Department received multiple calls about smoke and a possible fire in the open space behind the 500 block of Cambridge Drive.
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Fire units on the scene are reporting light smoke in Winston Court and are investigating.
Now they are saying the fire is in an area of heavy brush with potential to spread and may soon spread into some eucalyptus trees.