WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — A two-alarm fire at a Walnut Creek retirement community on Tuesday night left at least four people displaced from their homes and two apartments badly damaged, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District officials said Wednesday.
The fire was reported around 10:30 p.m. at a building within the Rossmoor retirement community in the 2600 block of Saklan Indian Drive, Fire Marshal Robert Marshall said.READ MORE: PG&E Still Restoring Power to Over 2,000 Customers in East Bay
Fire crews arrived on the scene to find that the residents had safely evacuated the building, which had smoke coming from its roof.
Firefighters found a fire burning in a large attic space within the building and were able to get the blaze under control in about 20 minutes, Marshall said.READ MORE: UPDATE: Air Attack, Calming Winds Aid Firefighters Battling Wildfire Near Big Sur; Containment Grows To 25 Percent
No injuries were reported.
The fire marshal said at least four people were displaced by the fire, which caused an estimated $250,000 in damage to the building and its contents.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Bay Area Tops Average Gas Price Per Gallon in the U.S.
Fire investigators haven’t determined what caused the blaze but suspect it may be linked to the building’s electrical system, Marshall said.