At roughly 5:26 am, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in Knightsen which left a home in ruins.
The call originally came in as a reported barn fire in unincorporated Brentwood, however, upon arrival crews found a fully involved residential structure with the roof already collapsing into the structure. Engine 54 was first on scene due to crews having trouble locating the fire off of Delta Road in Knightsen due to conflicting reports of the address.
The fire was extinguished without incident which required all five stations response. Although Engine 93 was first to be released from the incident by 6:30 am, other units remained on scene for a total of 4-hours and 12-minutes. There were no injuries reported.
The home was reportedly undergoing renovations and was unoccupied. There was also no furniture inside. The fire is being considered “suspicious” in nature with an unknown cause.