Multiple residents of Antioch apartment buildings displaced by fire

ANTIOCH — An aggressive two-alarm fire that started in some vegetation quickly got out of control Monday and spread to two nearby apartment buildings, damaging the buildings and leaving its residents homeless.

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District tweeted that it initially responded to a report of a vegetation fire at 5:27 p.m. Monday at Hargrove and 18th streets. The fire was said be up against a fence.

But as firefighters were responding, they noticed heavy black smoke and saw, upon arrival, that a building was engulfed in flames. Wind drove the fire into a second building, and an “aggressive” response by firefighters was needed to stop further spread.

Multiple residents in a total of eight units were displaced, and the American Red Cross reportedly was en route, fire officials said.

 

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Author: Martha Ross

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