Fire damages Walnut Creek apartment building

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — A fire damaged an apartment building Friday morning in Walnut Creek before being extinguished, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.

The fire was reported shortly after 9:15 a.m. outside a two-story apartment building in the 100 block of Sierra Drive and caused black smoke that was “fairly visible in the neighborhood,” firefighters said.

Flames spread to the building and crews worked to put out the fire on the first and second floors of the structure, finally extinguishing it around 9:50 a.m., Fire Con spokesman Steve Hill told Bay City News Service.

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No injuries were reported.

Witnesses said an electric scooter may have caught fire, but investigators were unable to determine the exact cause, a fire official said.

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“The fire started in a backyard near an electric scooter, but we couldn’t rule out a grill or burning barrel that was nearby,” said Fire Con spokesman Chris Bachman. to Patch.

Crews remained on site for about two hours for cleanup and to board part of the unit, Bachman said.

Bay City News Service contributed to this report.

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