At 9:06 pm Saturday, the Contra Costa County Fire protection District were dispatched to a report of a fully involved garage fire at a home on W 6th Street near H Street in the City of Antioch.
According to Antioch Police on scene, two structures were involved.
As of 9:09 pm, firefighters reported a single story home was well involved with exposures to two other homes. A 2nd-alarm response was requested for Level 2 staging. However, by 9:19, the 2nd alarm units were cancelled.
CONFIRE was still in offensive fire attack by 9:19 pm.
According to Battalion Chief Scott Valencia sad the fireworks had been going off “all night” in the area of W 6th Street in downtown Antioch and just an hour earlier were one street over that caught grass and vehicles on fire.
“This is a good likelihood that this is from the same fire,” said Valencia. “We had a fire that started on the backside of the house, got into the attic as crews were leaving a fire 30-minutes ago one street over at the same location. The homeowner said there were three cats inside, we were able to find one so far.”
The homeowner said fireworks have ruined everything she owned and it didn’t even make sense due to the drought and people are still lighting off fireworks.
“There are a lot of fireworks, right down the street, they are constantly going off at all hours of the night. It doesn’t seem like anybody is doing anything about it and the police station is right there. I don’t understand, I want people to be held responsible, I want somebody that did this to go to jail, my whole house is on my front lawn, this is unreal and I am missing two cats,” Robin Anderson.
Fireworks Spark Outside Fire in Antioch
Just before 8:00 pm, Contra Costa County Fire Protection units responded to a report of a tree on fire after multiple callers reported kids had shot of fireworks in the 700 block of I Street in the City of Antioch.
Engine 11 arrived on scene reporting a tree and fence on fire, and then stated they had a second fire across the street in a backyard. They requested a full structure response as two units were threatened.
By 8:12 pm, both fires were knocked down and extension to the buildings were prevented.
All additional resources to the scene were cancelled