Several people were displaced by a fire that destroyed one apartment and badly damaged another in Concord this morning, a fire captain said.
The blaze was reported at 6:55 a.m. in a second-story apartment at an eight-unit building at 3268 Tioga Road that is part of a larger complex, fire Capt. Robert Marshall said.
Crews arrived to find the apartment engulfed in flames, he said. No injuries were reported, but the flames "pretty much destroyed" the apartment where the fire started, and caused significant damage to a downstairs apartment, Marshall said.
Total damage was estimated at about $400,000, he said. The blaze was controlled at about 7:50 a.m. The fire appears to have started near a fireplace in the second-story apartment, although the exact cause has not been determined, Marshall said.
"We're just sure that it's not suspicious," he said. Personnel from the American Red Cross were at the scene this morning to provide housing assistance to the three or four displaced residents.