At 10:40 pm Tuesday night, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District crews responded to a fire on Filbert Street in Antioch which caused $200k in damage.
Upon arrival, it was a working fire with the garage fully engulfed and smoke could be seen from a mile away while the smell of smoke reached Empire Road in Oakley over a mile away.
The incident left one man burned and displaced four people from the home as crews worked to put out the blaze. It took crews roughly 30-minutes to put the fire out which caused roughly $200k in damage which included a portion of the home and several cars.
Investigators still have not determined what caused the fire which began in the garage. Engine 81, Engine 82, TC10, Q83, Engine 81, Engine 82, Engine 88, TC10, Q83, and BC 8 all responded including Engine 93 and Battalion 5 lending an assist from East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. Due to the size of the incident, four Antioch Police officers were on scene for crowd control and traffic control.
In terms of how this fire affected East Contra Costa County Fire, Engine 93 and Battalion 5 lent an assist while Engine 54 and Engine 59 were working a crash on Vasco Road leaving the District coverage very thin.
Crews were on scene of this fire for 2-hours and 33-minutes.
It should be pointed out that crews did a fantastic job saving what they could have the home, but more importantly, protecting neighboring homes from catching on fire given how large the flames were.