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Two Rescued from Apartment Fire in Pittsburg

by CC News
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

On Monday, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District pulled two-victims from a 2-alarm commercial fire on Crestview Drive in the City of Pittsburg.

The fire was first reported just before 8:20 am with a large column of smoke coming from an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Crestview Drive. Fire crews arrived with smoke and flames coming from the building. It was also reported that multiple people were trapped inside.

By 8:30 am, the fire was knocked down. By 8:34 am, a victim was pulled from a 2nd story apartment and was in the car of AMR.  A short-time later, a second victim was located.

By 8:39 am, a second victim was removed from the 2nd story.

By 8:42 am, responding units on the 2-alarm response who were not on scene were cancelled. No status was provided on the condition of both victims.

8:58 am Update

CONFIRE says two patients have been transported in “serious condition”. No other details released.

Check back for updates as the cause of the apartment fire is under investigation.

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  • Friday: Firefighters responded to the 100 block of Albers Ct off Deer Valley Road for a vegetation fire threatening homes. The fire was contained with no damages to homes. The fire was originally estimated at 50+ acres, however, later it was reduced in size to 22-acres.  — see story
  • Saturday: firefighters responded to a commercial structure fire in San Pablo where 12 units were damaged.
  • Sunday: Firefighters battled a 55-acre vegetation fire which was started from a building fire on John Henry Johnson Parkway in the City of Pittsburg. —See Story
  • Monday: three people were displaced in a house fire on O’Neil Ct just after 4:00 am – see story

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