Two Residents Rescued from Burning Home in Concord - Official Press Release from CCCFPD Fire Marshal
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a fire in a single family home in the 3700 block of Bon Homme Way in Concord at 1:30am this morning. While responding, fire crews were advised of occupants still inside the structure. On their arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the home and were advised by officers from Concord P.D. that people were heard inside the home, but the police officers were not able to enter the structure due to the smoke conditions.
Firefighters entered the structure and assisted one occupant out of the home who was found standing in a hallway. The other occupant was located on a bed and was carried out to safety by firefighters. Both occupants were transported to the hospital and did not appear to have life threatening injuries.
After the rescue of both occupants was completed, an interior attack on the fire was initiated. The majority of the fire was in the attic and brought under control within 30 minutes. Damage was estimated at $100,000. The fire originated in the attic of the home and the cause was determined to be accidental. A total of 4 fire engines, one ladder truck, one breathing support unit, a safety officer, and 2 Battalion Chiefs for a total of 21 personnel were assigned to the incident.
Smoke alarms were installed in the home and were working at the time of the fire, allowing the occupants to be notified of the smoke in the home and to call 911 early. In this case, early detection of the fire saved lives. The home was occupied by an elderly woman who just returned home from the hospital – she was bedridden and a caretaker was temporarily residing with her. Had the smoke not been detected early and the fire allowed to progress, the outcome of this incident could have been much different.
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District has a program to assist seniors with residential smoke alarm installations in the communities we serve. Contact us at 925‐941‐3326 to schedule an installation at no cost.
Watch raw video from the firefighters helmet cam here of the rescue.