At approximately 5:30 am Saturday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District received a report of a home on fire in the 5000 block of Sandmound Blvd. in the City of Oakley.
It came in as a report of a neighbors side of the house on fire and while responding, Engine 53 reporting black smoke from the Railroad tracks at E Cypress and Main Street.
Upon arrival, Engine 53 reported heavy flames coming from the homes and quickly said the home was fully involved. They also said with the wind, there was exposures to the back of the home, the dock, and two boats.
Due to lack of water hydrants in the area, this was a water tender operation with a shuttle operation underway.
By 5:48 am, Battalion 8 reported the home was three-quarters involved. Crews are working this fire as a defensive fire attack.
As of 6:28 am, the fire was knocked down.
On June 1, Station 55 will open at E cypress and Bethel Island Road.