At 5:12 pm Saturday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched to a report of a vehicle fire next to a home in the 4300 block of Deer Hill Lane off Deer Valley Road just south of Kaiser in the City of Antioch.
While responding, firefighters reported a large column of black smoke.
Upon arrival, Engine 82 reported a large salvage yard on fire with several homes nearby and spotting on the hills with flames and immediately requested a vegetation response.
By 5:25 pm, Engine 82 reported 1 structure well involved, several vehicles involved and several threatened exposures. There was also vegetation on fire. CONFIRE was moving into structure protection mode as units began arriving on scene.
According to Contra Costa County Fire, at least two people have been transported to local hospitals. No further details were released.
The fire burned six buildings, 10 acres of vegetation and several cars were also burned.
Per CONFIRE, damage assessment will be ongoing; however, we believe at this time that 4 homes were destroyed, several out buildings and at least 50+ vehicles and equipment were also destroyed. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time. There were no injuries to incident personnel to date.