Discovery Bay: Firefighters Extinguish Deck Fire Saturday Night

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At 8:23 pm Saturday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to the 5500 block of Marlin Drive in the Town of Discovery Bay for a report of a residential structure fire.

According to radio traffic, firefighters were responding to a report of a deck fire with one patient suffering from burns to his arm.

Upon arrival, firefighters located a fire under the deck area of the home with residents trying to extinguish with a garden hose. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire but were forced to cut holes in the deck as a precaution.

Although it was reported a subject sustained burn wounds, according to ECCFPD, no medical aid was required.

The cause of the fire appears to be accident in nature from the improper use of an incendiary device.

Photo provided by ECCFPD


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