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Concord Resident Leaps To Escape Apartment Fire

Jump from second story resulted in minor injuries on Ellis Street, ConFire reports.

Bay City News Service

A resident who jumped out of a burning two-story apartment in Concord on Thursday walked away with minor injuries, a fire marshal said.

Fire crews responded around 11:20 a.m. Thursday to reports of a fire at a
home in the Lake Terrace condominiums at 1790 Ellis St.
, according to fire
officials. The blaze was burning in the kitchen of a second-floor apartment,
blocking the resident from exiting through the front door, said Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Lewis Broschard.

To escape the fire, the resident jumped out of a window, falling about 10 feet to the ground below, the fire marshal said. The resident suffered only minor injuries and was taken to John Muir Medical Center for treatment.

Broschard said that resident appears to be the only person displaced by the blaze, which firefighters controlled in about 20 minutes and kept from spreading to neighboring apartments.

Investigators have deemed the fire accidental and say that it started in the home's kitchen.

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