A one-alarm fire at a house in Concord early Friday morning was apparently caused by someone trying to illegally supply power to the home, a Contra Costa County fire inspector said.
The blaze was reported at 5:18 a.m. at a home in the 1100 block of St. Francis Drive.
Firefighters responded and found smoke coming from the second
story of the home. They extinguished the fire by 5:45 a.m., Fire Inspector
George Laing said.
A resident of the home was evaluated for smoke inhalation, Laing
Laing said the cause of the blaze appears to be failure of an
illegal power bypass and possible power theft.
A man living at the home was detained for questioning by Concord
police, Laing said.
Concord police, Contra Costa County fire inspectors and PG&E crews
were investigating the fire Friday morning.
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