BETHEL ISLAND -  Firefighters responded to a two-story fire at 3995 N. Willow Road in Bethel Island at about 7:30 p.m. Monday that had nearby residents scared for their safety, even though none were injured.

“I was actually looking out my window because my boyfriend was in the garage, and then I heard what sounded like either firecrackers or gunfire,” neighbor Kelly Schwald said. “So I was telling him to run back inside. Then the power went out and that pole sparked. There's a ridge of the trees there and the flames were up over that blowing over the water and over the barns on the other side.”

Despite the size of the fire, none of the nearby houses were threatened the nearby residents were told to evacuate their homes as a safety precaution by the police. Nobody was inside the house at the time, and the property owners weren’t on the property either, fire officials said.


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