Three residents of a Clayton home were treated for smoke inhalation and dizziness after a Tuesday evening fire in which three of the five dogs inside the Four Oaks Lane house were rescued.
Emergency crews administered oxygen to the dogs on the 5800 block of Four Oaks Lane, but two dogs could not be resuscitated, according to a news release from Lewis Broschard, fire marshal for the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. The fire in the neighborhood of Mount Diablo Elementary School — believed to accidental — was reported at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday, Broschard said.
Fire crews arrived to find the home with heavy smoke and fire involvement, and residents outside the structure trying to get in to rescue the dogs, Broschard reported. There was an estimated $150,000 to the home, but fire crews kept the fire from spreading to surrounding homes.
It was part of a busy afternoon and evening that saw ConFire crews scrambling to fires in Clayton, Concord, Walnut Creek, Pittsburg and Antioch. In the latter fire, one firefighter suffered second-degree burns (through a glove) on a hand, Broschard reported.
Check out Claycord.com for reader-submitted photos from the scene and check back with Patch for a story update Wednesday.
Did you witness the fire? Tell us in the comments. Upload photos if you've got them by clicking the green "Upload Photos and Videos" button above and to the right.