East Contra Costa Fire Crews responded to a one-alarm fire around 10:30 this morning which took five engines and 30-minutes to control the blaze on the block 4900 block on Burgundy Drive in Oakley.
The Contra Costa Times has a nice write up of the fire as firefighters, who were fighting the blaze from both the front and rear of the one-story home, removed the garage door and made a hole in the living room area to fight the smoky fire. According to the Times, Three men pulled a woman over a backyard fence to safety before crews arrived.
What I hope the community realizes is that when a fire like this breaks out, it leaves the rest of East County uncovered and had their been another incident occur at the same time, that is when the real trouble begins.
Nate Anderson, East Bay Freelance Photography, was on scene before I was and captured the fire fully engulfing the home. He was kind enough to allow me to post his photographs. Between the two of us, we captured the fire.
For more of Mr. Anderson’s photographs, you can visit him on http://eastbayfreelancephotography.com/. His photographs above are properly marked.