East Bay News
One person taken into custody after fire in Concord
CONCORD, Calif. -- A one-alarm fire at a house in Concord early this morning was apparently caused by someone trying to illegally supply power to the home, a Contra Costa County fire inspector said.
The blaze was reported at 5:18 a.m. at a home in the 1100 block of St. Francis Drive.
Firefighters responded and found smoke coming from the second story of the home. They extinguished the fire by 5:45 a.m., Fire Inspector George Laing said.
A resident of the home was evaluated for smoke inhalation, Laing said.
Laing said the cause of the blaze appears to be failure of an illegal power bypass and possible power theft.
A man living at the home was detained for questioning by Concord police, Laing said.
Concord police, Contra Costa County fire inspectors and PG&E crews were continuing to investigate the fire this morning, he said.
concord, fire, east bay news
- 5-alarm fire destroys SF building under construction 11 min ago
- Lawmakers call for changes after refinery acid spill
- San Jose police officer facing sexual assault charges
- Feinstein: CIA improperly searched computer network
- Family mourns young woman killed by tree
- Balboa Park BART station reopens after fatality
- Two students arrested for making dog drink beer 45 min ago
- Pedestrian hit by car in downtown San Francisco crosswalk
- Lanes reopen on NB I-880 after Major-injury crash
- Student wins cooking contest with sandwich creation 43 min ago
- Pharmacist prescribes anti-monster spray for child
- roundup: Bay Area winds; Great Highway closure
- abcnews: 'The Bachelor' Finale Full Recap
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Tuesday
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos