Yesterday’s fire that began at 8:53 am on Greenfield Court in Discovery Bay had an estimated total loss of $1 million dollars as the structure and interior were a total loss according to ECCFPD.
The incident required a total of 17-fire personnel which included Engine 59, 54, 94, 52, and 93. ECCFPD Chief Hugh Henderson and Battalion Chief Jeff Burris assumed command of the incident while AMR was also on scene in case of injuries.
Response times per engine company
- Engine 59- 7:04
- Engine 54-11:03
- Engine 52-12:49
- Engine 94-16:40
- Engine 93-19:35
The incident was reported as a vehicle fire in the garage that quickly spread to the attic. Since crews arrived when the fire reached the attic, it handicapped their ability to save the structure as it prevented them from going on the roof due t potential structural collapse of the light weight building construction.
Due to the significant compromise of the roof, an interior fire attack was stopped after fire crews made an initial entry the home, they were quickly pulled out. Firefighters then attacked the fire from the exterior including using a deck gun from Engine 59 to knock down the fire and prevent it from spreading to neighboring homes.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation from Contra Cost County Fire Investigation unit. Crews ultimately cleared the scene by 3:30 pm.
Engine 1666 from Cal fire was moved into the Balfour station and responded to two medicals (one in Discovery Bay and one in Brentwood) while the other units were committed. Contra Costa Fire responded auto aid two times into the district (one in Oakley and one in Bethel island) while our resources were committed.