At 7:02 pm Friday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire at 1959 Deodar Ave in the City of Antioch.
Upon arrival Engine 81 reported they had smoke showing from the roof of a single story residence and that this fire was in a marijuana grow house. Firefighters began to work the structure fire which resulted in significant fire, water and smoke damage.
The fire was ultimately contained to the home of origin and nearby structures were protected.
According to Battalion Chief Bob Atlas, the investigation concluded the fire originated in the wall area where an illegal power tap was created. During this incident, Engine 9 (Pacheco) and Engine 87 (Pittsburg) covered Antioch.
There was one minor Firefighter injury and no injuries to civilians.
Editors Note: this was the second grow house to catch fire this week.