Two small fires began Sunday afternoon on either side of Highway 24 near Lafayette in Contra Costa County, and county fire officials say the fires are "rapidly expanding" in the current winds.

Evacuations have been called for the area south of Old Tunnel Road, and near Camino Diablo and Springbrook Road in Lafayette. As NBC Bay Area reports, officials say that the forward progress of the fires was halted around 3 p.m., and possibly three homes were burned along with seven acres of land.

ABC 7 reports that the Lafayette Tennis Club was completely destroyed by fire.

In addition to the Sky Fire in Crockett, which seemed to have been sparked by the Glencove Fire across the Carquinez Strait earlier today, another small fire broke out in Contra Costa County near Oakley.

Cal Fire and the county fire department are being praised for their swift action in halting the Lafayette fires.