WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — Fire units in Walnut Creek have knocked down a house fire that was burning near Larkey Park Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities.

An alert was issued regarding a residential fire in the area of Mallard Drive and Starling Court in Walnut Creek at around 1 p.m., not far from Larkey Park and Contra Costa Christian Schools.

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Contra Costa Fire tweeted at 1:23 p.m. that the occupants of the home had been evacuated.

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A short time later, Contra Costa Fire tweeted that the fire had been knocked down.

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Crews were expected to stay in the area for extensive mop up at the scene. Residents were asked to avoid the area.