Crews contain fire at Walnut Creek senior care facility

California

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KRON) – Authorities on Thursday contained a large structure fire that had been burning at a senior care facility in Walnut Creek.

According to Contra Costa County fire officials, all residents are accounted for and were taken to a safe location.

The facility is located in the 1500 block of Castle Hill.

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A witness who lives across the street from the facility tells KRON4 that she heard two loud explosions then saw fire. Good Samaritans assisted the firefighters in getting all five residents out safely.

It is hot and dry with low humidity in the East Bay — Prime fire weather and this fire was a good reminder that everyone needs to create defensible space around their properties.

This is because when the fire broke out, embers flew as far away as 680 and touched neighboring homes. Those fires were all put out thanks to the quick work by firefighters.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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