At 8:10 am Tuesday, October 12, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a house on fire on Nicholas Ct in the City of Brentwood.
Crews arrived on scene to heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of the home which spread to neighboring trees as well as inside the home and eventually into the attic. For safety reasons due to wind, smoke and flames, multiple homes in the court were evacuated with the assistance of Brentwood Police.
Midway through the fire attack, due to safety reasons, firefighters had to pull out from the home and perform an exterior fire attack.
According to the District, mutual aid assistance was called as they are being assisted by crews from Contra Costa County Fire, San Ramon, El Cerrito and Crocket-Carquinez fire districts.
The fire time was cancelled after 110-minutes and crews will be on scene for several hours. Crews worked to protect neighboring structures and save multiple homes.
Check back for updates as the cause of the fire is not yet known.