BN Oakley residtenial fire 5-30-18

Fire destroyed a home on the 4500 block of Rose Avenue in Oakley, Calif,, on Wednesday, May 29, 2018. The fire was extinguished quickly, but not before causing extensive damage to the home's interior. (Tony Kukulich/The Press)

An Oakley home on the 4500 block of Rose Avenue was gutted by fire on Wednesday morning.

East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (ConFire) crews responded to the incident that was reported at 8:26 p.m. They arrived to find smoke and flames billowing from one unit of a duplex.

Though firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze quickly, the interior of the home was destroyed. ECCFPD Battalion Chief Ross Macumber explained that the lath and plaster construction of the home holds the heat from the fire inside, often leading to significant damage. That type of construction, according to Macumber, is also easier to extinguish when it burns.

Macumber also said that the fire appeared to have started in the front right corner of the home, though its cause is under investigation.

The victims of the fire will be displaced as a result of the fire. Residents of the adjoining unit in the duplex and the residents of another nearby duplex will be temporarily displaced until utilities can be restored.

No injuries to the residents or firefighters were reported.

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