Discarded Cigarettes Likely Cause in Fire That Destroys Oakley Home


At 11:11 am Sunday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a report of a column of black smoking coming from a home on in the 500 block 4th Street in the City of Oakley.

Upon arrival, Engine 53 arrived on scene reporting heavy smoke and flames with the home charged with smoke. Contra Costa Fire Protection District Engine 88 was second on scene and crews began to attack the fire.

Fire crews began an interior attack through the front door when they encountered heavy smoke and flames from inside the structure. They worked to gain access before knocking down the fire by about 11:50 am.

The home was a total loss and the cause of the fire is possibly discarded cigarettes according to the resident. There were no injuries reported.


  1. I live a half block away. There was a HUGE explosion when this fire got going . It shook the ground , sounded like a building got dropped. No even mentioned.

  2. Big explosive fire started in backyard engulfed home. Cigarettes really. Fire Marshal needs to step up his game.

  3. Im a neighbor you sick people. Get your stories straight. It was an elderly womans house. It was an accident. N theres no need to explain to you irrelevant people but get your shit straight there was propane tank in the back. Do your homework folks!!!

  4. Do your homework folks there was a propane tank in the back and the cigarette wasnt flicked. This wasnt anyones fault it was 10000% accident you heartless freaks

Comments are closed.