At 11:35 pm, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District crews responded to a residential fire on Isleton Ct in Oakley where upon arrival, it was a fully engulfed shed in the backyard that put out flames higher than the single story home.
Crews quickly put out the fire limiting damage to the shed, a cypress tree and the exterior of the home–a gate was also damaged as crews had to get access. The fire was originally reported on Chianti Way, however, it was later changed as crews arrived. Oakley Police arrived to try and alert the homeowners of the fire. They were pounding on the doors and trying to make sure everyone could get out of the home. Neighbors also tried to alert others as crews arrived.
According to the homeowner, he slept with the TV on and fan so he did not hear police pounding on his door. He woke up when his power went out and saw people in his back yard. He explained how he wondered what was going on as he originally thought he was being robbed, but then he saw the flames and made sure everyone was out of the home. He stated he had not been in his shed in several months and had no idea how the fire started.
Engine 88 from Antioch (Contra Costa County Fire Protection District) assisted on the call while this can be considered a save given the height of the flames and the exterior damage to the home.
The Battalion Chief assisted the homeowners back into the house with lights as they waited for PG&E crews. The cause of the fire was still under investigation as of 2:00 am this morning.
Along with our photos, Randi Terry Akana provided us with a picture of the flames.