Antioch: Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire, Firefighter Injured

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At 1:57 pm Thursday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 400 block of W. 19th in Antioch.

A large column of black smoke was observed en route  and firefighters arrived on scene to locate three fully involved vehicles in the driveway along with the back of the home engulfed.

Two homes were damaged as the single story sustained heavy damage while the two-story structure sustained minor damage. A total of 3 vehicles and a fence line were also damaged.

According to CONFIRE spokesperson, Steve Aubert there were no injuries to residents and one man was able to flee to evacuate. He was released on scene. One firefighter was injured and was evaluated by AMR.  No details on his injury was released.

A second alarm response was requested as a precaution due to the proximity of neighboring homes but ultimately crews were cancelled.

Although the cause of the fire was under investigation, Antioch Police detained a man who admitted to discarding a cigarette which started the fire.

The incident shut down W 18th Street at D street for approximately 3-hours.

 

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