At 12:59 pm Saturday afternoon, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District crews responded to a residential fire on Tulare Street in Brentwood that destroyed one side of a home, a shed, and a fence.
As crews arrived on scene, Engine 54 arrived to a fully involved shed and fence that threatened the residential structure. The fire then spread to the home running up the siding and then into the attic before hitting the roof line.
Prior to entering the home, crews put out the shed before working their way into the home and finding working fire within the attic.
According to Battalion Chief Incident Summary, the structure had heavy damage with roof lined burned away with severe water damage inside the home. Estimated damage was estimated at $200,000. One person was injured and treated on scene for first degree burns to his forehead.
Crews were on scene for 4 hours and 31 minutes which tied up our resources for quite some time.
According to Chief Hugh Henderson, under the current auto aid agreement the District did not have any move up engines from Contra Costa fire in the district. Cal fire did have two units at sunshine station and engine 1676 was moved to station 52 in Brentwood.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, however, crews were able limit the damage to a single home.
Due to the location of the fire, Brentwood Police blocked off the road at Redhaven St.
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