WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — A 101-year-old man died in a fire at a eight-unit residential building in the Rossmoor older-adult community in Walnut Creek on Saturday, the Contra Costa County coroner’s office said Monday.
Walnut Creek resident Arthur Gertz died in the fire reported at 6:21 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Leisure Lane.READ MORE: Warnings About San Francisco Millennium Tower Repair Plans Raised Before Work Began
Gertz died in the only unit that burned in the fire. Three other units had smoke and water damage and residents in all four units were displaced, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Chris Bachman said.READ MORE: Video Released of Suspect In Assault Pro-Recall Supporter in San Rafael
The cause of the deadly blaze remains under investigation as of Monday, fire officials said.MORE NEWS: Plans For Koi Nation Casino On Sonoma County Farmland Stuns Neighbors In Nearby Windsor
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