On Thursday, April 25, 2019, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Firefighters responded to a report of a residential structure fire in the 1 block of Sunnyhill Way in the City of Pittsburg.
While responding, firefighters received reports that a second home was catching fire and a 2nd alarm was called. Upon arrival, the Battalion Chief called for a 3rd alarm response after flames had shot more than 50-feet into the air. A short-time later, firefighters quick actions stopped progress of the fire and the 3rd alarm was cancelled.
The fire was under control within 20-minutes and knocked down a short time later.
The fire destroyed one home, a neighbors Winnebago, and fence. A large tree also caught fire. The home destroyed had a total of 12-occupants (7 adults and 5 children) who are displaced.
Firefighters likely saved 3 neighboring homes with the quick knock down.
The cause of the house fire is under investigation. The Pittsburg Police Department also responded for traffic and crowd control while AMR responded as a precaution. No injuries were reported.