Antioch: Firefighters Quickly Knock Down 2-Alarm Fire, Missing Puppy Located

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At 10:35 pm Sunday, Contra Costa County firefighters responded to a report of a residential structure fire in the 3500 block of Blythe Drive in Antioch.

Upon arrival, Engine 82 reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the home and upon further investigation requested a 2nd-alarm response due to flames threatening a neighboring home.

Firefighters mobilized quickly for structure protection and were able to neutralize the threat. All but 1 engine in the second alarm response was cancelled.

By 11:00 pm, the fire was knocked down and crews were on scene with heavy mop up.

By 11:54 pm, CONFIRE reported that a missing puppy from the home was located safely and reunited with the family of the home.

The home was deemed a total loss and Red Cross was contacted to assist the family.

Antioch Police also responded to provide traffic control to shut down the road in both directions while AMR also responded.

6:30 am Update

According to Battalian Chief Bob Atlas, two firefighters were shocked during operations, however, they are still on duty and able to continue operations with no adverse impact.

Atlas also said the fire is still under investigation but electrical is suspected.

 

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Why is this incident being dumb downed and diluted?

    ABC 7 news reported this homeowner as facing criminal charges for illegal home wiring. Yes they were stealing electricity. The firefighters were electrocuted.

    And that’s not a puppy in the picture. That’s full grown pitbull.

    These people are criminals.

    • @RJB

      It’s not, the BC Report is not even released yet and as of 6:30 am the investigation was on-going. ABC7 simply sensationalized for ratings. End of story. Deciding whether or not to file charges will come at the end of the investigation, not during.

      ECT was created to provide information, regardless of the number of clicks.

      • NBC, CBS, KTVU, and East Bay Times are all reporting the same accounts.

        You’re the only news source with the unique take on what happened here and with the so called “puppy”.

        Let me guess, they’re all wrong and are only in it for click revenue?

      • NBC, CBS, KTVU and East Bay Times are all reporting the similar accounts.

        Only you have a unique take on what happened here and the so called “puppy”.

        Let me guess, they’re all wrong and are only sensationalizing for click revenue?

        BTW this is my second attempt at posting this comment. I noticed it was posted then deleted shortly after.

        • Perhaps you can check the image we posted from CONFIRE. They called it a puppy. We will use them as a source, not other local news channels.

          • Uhh. Look at the pic and other people’s comments. Doesn’t look like a puppy.

            Unless the definition of a puppy is now a 45-65 pound dog on a leash about half the size of an average human being.

  2. NBC, CBS, KTVU and East Bay Times are all reporting the similar accounts.

    Only you have a unique take on what happened here and the so called “puppy”.

    Let me guess, they’re all wrong and are only sensationalizing for click revenue?

    BTW this is my second attempt at posting this comment. I noticed it was posted then deleted shortly after.

  3. When it comes to the media, let people report what they want to report. And we get to decide what we want to read or watch. It’s real cut and dry.

    Everyone is in it for ratings and clicks. It’s not rocket science. ECT can write what he wants to write.

    I agree – they are criminals.

    • @Nick

      There is a code of ethics when it comes to journalism, Nick.

      “Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough.”

      https://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp

      Accurate fair and thorough is the difference between someone like me reporting the news vs. a professional place like ECT.

      Really disappointed with how this was handled. Antioch needs the truth and thorough information so we are not kept in the dark.

  4. My husband and I are the home owners next-door to this house. let us not forget ,these folks ,along with four children made it out safely. The puppy everyone is referring to is a puppy…they have’n had it that long. I think it may be a pit bull,but I am happy they found the poor pup and it made it out safe. I would like to take this time to thank the CC Fire department for their heroic work ,saving our home from burning also. The flames were coming through our fence . They are our heroes. As far as the folks who lived there. I am glad they are safe,and the children are ok. I’ll leave the electrical issue to the pro’s .

  5. my pitbull whos 12 years old and still a big baby was bigger than that at nine months old. just because they have big heads and big muscles doesnt mean they’re full grown. he looks like a puppy to me, the slimmer waist and that shiny coat i’d guess hes about ten months old.

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