Antioch: Firefighters Knock Down Fire Started by Homeless at Closed Down Recycling Center


At 6:18 am Tuesday, Contra Costa County Firefighters were dispatched to a report of smoke and flames coming from a closed down recycling center on Empire Avenue near Lone Tree Way.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find an exterior fire against the building and were able to knockdown the fire without incident.

The fire was suspected to have been started by homeless who fled the area prior to firefighter arrival. No other information was available on scene.