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Firefighters control multi-alarm Antioch fire

ANTIOCH — The cause of a wind-driven multi-alarm fire that damaged two apartment buildings and displaced at least four units’ residents was under investigation, authorities said Wednesday.

Shortly after 3:50 p.m., Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters responded to reports of flames near James Donlon Boulevard and Tabora Drive.

When firefighters arrived aboard, they found a vegetation fire affecting a trash compactor and beginning to spread to apartments in the 1100 block of James Donlon. After calling a second alarm, firefighters managed to stop the flames’ progress, knocking it down soon after 5 p.m.

In social-media posts, a fire district spokesperson said the fire burned into one building, extensively damaging four units, and left another building with exterior damage, and destroyed two cars.

There were no injuries or residents trapped by fire, and a preliminary cause and damage estimate were not initially available. Red Cross Bay Area staff were assisting residents, fire officials said.

Check back for updates.

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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