At 10:30 am Saturday, Contra Costa County firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire in the 2000 block of Willow Pass Road in bay Point.
While responding, Engine 86 reported a column of black smoke en route. Initially, CONFIRE sent a single unit to investigate, but was quickly upgraded to a full alarm due to multiple 911 calls and a very large amount of smoke reported by the responding fire units.
According to Battalion Chief Ed Gonzales, Engine 86 was the first unit on scene to find two exterior buildings on fire along with a vehicle, large debris piles, and vegetation. The fire was exposing two large apartment buildings, several vehicles, and the Love A Child battered women’s home located at 1975 Willow Pass Road.
A second alarm was called to assist with this fast spreading fire and provide structure protection. On scene firefighters worked hard and eventually extinguished the fire with minimal dollar loss and no exposures were damaged.
Gonzales also reported that there were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by our Fire Investigators.