ANTIOCH -- Three adults and three children were displaced Friday after a one-alarm fire at their residence.

Crews arrived at the two-story home in the 4600 block of Oak Meadow Court around 11:50 a.m. and spotted smoke and flames coming from the house's attic area, Contra Costa County Fire Marshal Lewis Broschard.

Firefighters attacked the fire inside the home's attic and extinguished the blaze in about ten minutes, he said. Crews remained at the scene to mop up smoldering spots, and the last of the five engines that responded left around 1:30 p.m.

Broschard said that it is still unclear where or how the fire started.

PG&E crews were summoned to secure the gas valves and electric meter in a way that prevents tampering, something that's typically done to avoid additional damage to a home when residents can't immediately move back in, Broschard said, adding that the structure also was boarded up.

The American Red Cross is helping three adults and three children who were displaced, he said.

Bay City News Service contributed to this report.



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