East Contra Costa Fire Protection District crews responded to a structure fire on Diablo Lane in unincorporated Brentwood this morning around 6:00 am that destroyed a barn.
The call came in around 6:15 with Engine 94 arriving at 6:15 to a fully involved barn with nearby structures being threatened. Crews were able to prevent the spread of this fire and it was under control by 6:49—luckily only the barn was destroyed.
This fire had a response of all of our district engines and Engine 88 from Antioch was also called, but was cancelled on route. Since the district had minimal coverage as our resources were tied up with the barn fire, CALFIRE moved up from the Sunshine Station to Station 52 to cover calls within the District.
No word yet on the cause of this fire.
Downtown Brentwood’s station re-opening tomorrow could not come at a better time as this is now the second incident in a week which all of our engines have been on a single call and required assistance from CONFIRE.