On Saturday at approximately 1:10 pm, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a residential structure fire in Brentwood on the 2900 block of Mountain View Ct off Byron Highway.
Engine 94 (Knightsen) arrived on scene to find a single-story home engulfed in heavy smoke and flames which extended into the attic. Engine 94 began exterior fire attack prior to additional units arriving on scene.
Crews were able to stop the forward spread of the attic fire; however, the roof collapsed causing fire operations to be limited. There were also no hydrants in the area which caused the water tenders responding provided numerous water operations to ensure enough water was available.
The fire caused severe damage to the entire home along with a structural collapse while all the interior contents were destroyed. The estimated loss is $400,000.
The cause of the fire is under investigation with the Contra Costa County Arson Investigation Unit. In total, 24-firefighters were on scene.