ANTIOCH, Calif. (BCN/KTVU) - A fire Saturday afternoon in eastern Antioch firefighters believe was caused by illegal fireworks damaged one house and threatened others before firefighters contained the flames, two area agencies said on social media.
The two-alarm fire was reported about 2:15 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of Trembath Lane, just north of East 18th Street, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
It started out as a grass fire, but damaged one house and destroyed a shed and some wooden fences. But crews from Con Fire and from the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District saved six houses nearby from the fire.
The fire was out by about 3 p.m. Saturday.
No one was injured.
Fire officials reiterated Saturday that all fireworks are illegal in Contra Costa County.
The fire off Trembath Lane started as a vegetation fire and spread to a nearby home and shed. It was caused by fireworks. As a reminder all fireworks in Contra Costa County are illegal. They are illegal because they are dangerous. Help us keep our community safe! #Trembathic— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) June 15, 2019
Fire is now out at Trembath Lane at 2:59 and forward progress has been stopped on a related grass fire. Damage limited to a single residence and neighboring small shed. Extensive mop up ongoing. Please continue to avoid area. #trembathic— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) June 15, 2019
Con Fire is responding to a second alarm structure fire in 1300 block of Trembath Lane in Antioch. One house is involved with neighboring homes threatened. Please avoid the area to allow emergency personnel to respond. #trembathic— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) June 15, 2019
Antioch: 2:19pm Engine 52 and Battalion Chief 5 were called to assist ConFire with a vegetation fire that threatened multiple homes in the area of Trembath Lane near East 18th Street. The fire is now contained with primary damage being to fences and a few sheds. pic.twitter.com/YVfuqf19FN— ECCFPD (@ECCFPD) June 15, 2019