A fire on an island in the middle of the delta erupted last night.

Three homes and 50 acres burned on Kimball Island, lighting up the night sky as firefighters struggled to get to the island by boat and fight flames from the water.

The island is near Antioch where the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers meet and border Contra Costa, Solano and Sacramento counties.

Montezuma Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Dan Schindler told News10 that everyone got off the island safely. 

The fire started in one of the homes on the island and spread quickly through dry grass, engulfing the other homes and grassland.

The U.S. Coast Guard and Sacramento County Marine Patrol units also responded to the fire.

PHOTOS: Kimball Island Fire