At 2:43 pm Saturday afternoon, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District saved a Brentwood home on Bluesage Court from being destroyed as their quick action limited damage to the side of a home and the attic.
As the call came in, it was described as a side yard fire with a fence engulfed.
Upon arrival of engine 52 it was a different reality. They called dispatch and stated its now a working residential fire as flames had shot up the side of the home and into the attic. Upon entry into the home, it was confirmed it had reached the attic.
The incident required response of all five engines in order to save the home and upon additional resources arriving, a two-man-in and two-man-out teams were established along with interior offensive attack of the fire was conducted.
The incident resulted in heavy fire damage to the exterior wall and fence areas of the structure along with heavy fire damage within the attic space.
No one was home at the time and all animals (3 cats and 1 bird) were saved.
Brentwood Police were also on scene providing traffic control and working with the fire department to ensure observers were a safe distance away.
This really was an amazing save and a perfect scenario as none of our other resources were tied up at the time this call came in. With all five engines on scene, any other assistance to the District would have come from Antioch/Pittsburg and limited to just two-engines due to the reduction in auto aid as the District was left uncovered.
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