At 1:32 pm Tuesday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched to a report of a commercial structure fire in the 260 block of Carlton Lane off Buchanan Road in the City of Antioch.
Upon dispatch, units on Highway 4 immediately stated smoke was showing and upgraded the incident to a working fire. Units arrived on scene and reported at least two units fully involved and upgraded the response to a second alarm.
According to fire officials, at least two children were taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation, but they were expected to be okay.
The fire shut down both directions of Buchanan Road between San Jose Drive and Mission Drive.
In one apartment, a firefighter assisted a resident who pulled out a flag from his fathers who fought in the Vietnam War along with his mothers ashes.
This was the third major fire of the day for the District as they also battled fires in Pittsburg and Concord.
Check back for more details as CONFIRE is still investigating the cause.