Just after 5:00 pm Sunday, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a report of an exterior fire between two homes on Old Rogers Ct Road in the City of Pleasant Hill.
While responding, it was reported that a column of black smoke was observed and called for a structure response.
By 5:10 pm, Contra Costa County fire arrived on scene to two homes on fire with a small explosion. They called for a second alarm response.
By 5:15 pm, it was reported that the fire was between two homes with two homes well involved. PG&E was requested as one gas meter was burnt off.
By 5:29 pm, it was reported that one of the homes had a fully involved attic on fire and for safety reasons, was pulling crews out of interior attack. That home was switching to a defensive fire attack due to too much involvement in the attic.
A short time later, it was reported that there was a partial roof collapse. They also went defensive on both homes.
By 6:00 pm, the fire went 3-alarm as the Battalion Chief requested resources for rehab and personnel swaps. Firefighters were still defensive on the homes which the fire was under control, but gas was still active.
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