At 3:51 pm Wednesday, Contra Costa County Fire was dispatched to a report of a vegetation fire in the area of James Donlon Blvd and Tabora Drive in the City of Antioch.
At the time of the call, firefighters had reports of a trash compactor on fire as well as vegetation on fire. It is unclear which caught fire first but both were related to the incident. Investigators are on scene attempting to determine the cause.
While responding, Station 82 reported smoke showing from the fire station when additional calls came in of the vegetation fire spreading. Upon arrival, the fire was threatening structures and a short time later, a building was on fire and it hopped the canal.
A second alarm was requested and ultimately went to a third alarm after the fire spread to an adjacent structure.
Due to the large amount of response, firefighters were able to save the remaining structures according to CONFIRE spokesman Steve Hill.
In total, four units in one apartment building were damaged by fire and other units also impacted. Red Cross was requested for up to 60 people who were displaced.