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Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire at Commercial Building in Concord

by CC News

At 10:23 pm Monday, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a commercial fie at Sunset St and East St. in the City of Concord.

The fire quickly morphed into a 2-alarm response as the building was engulfed in flames.

The building was described as 3-stories with fires on all floors including the roof and quickly moved from an offensive fire attack to a defensive fire attack due to safety of firefighters. During the blaze, it was reported that there were multiple challenges from wall collapses to long hose lays and embers going into the air.

Concord Police Department also responded and began blocking off the area to traffic. Contra Costa County Fire reported later that the building was vacant and no injuries were reported.  It took them 2.5 hours to knock down the fire.

As of 4:30 am: Updated Road Closures:

  •  Clayton Rd/Oakland Ave. – expect heavy traffic westbound
  • Clayton Rd/Grant
  • St Park St/Grant St
  • Colfax/Concord Bl
  • East St/Concord Bl
  • First St/Sinclair Ave
  • BART parking lot on Park St

Concord Police advised residents to expect closures throughout the day with heavy traffic congestion. Plan your commute accordingly.

The cause of the commercial fire is still under investigation according to Contra Costa County Fire.

Commercial Fire

Photo by CONFIRE

8:00 am UPDATE per CONFIRE

On Monday, April 29, at 10:24 p.m., Contra Costa Fire dispatchers received multiple phone calls reporting a building on fire in Concord. Engine 6 was first on scene and immediately reported heavy smoke and flames from a three story building and a 2nd alarm was started. Firefighters conducted a defensive fire attack due to interior floor collapses and significant structural damage.

Firefighters worked the incident through the night and remain on scene this morning monitoring for hot spots.

The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported. The Contra Costa Fire Investigators will be investigating the cause.

Previous Large Fires by Contra Costa County Fire

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1 comment

Street Sweeper April 30, 2024 - 2:27 pm

Firefighters don’t really fight fires, its 95% defensive fire attack nowadays.

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