Fatal Home Fire in Concord Was Intentional, Authorities Say

A structure fire that claimed one life in Concord, California on November 17, 2022 was set allegedly set intentionally, the Contra Costa Fire Protection District said on their official Twitter account.

The fire occurred in a building on Euclid street in Concord. It was a two alarm fire, and photos from the department show a large response involving multiple fire vehicles, as well as a home that has almost completely burned down.

Credit Contra Costa Fire Protection

In an eerie scene, firefighters wearing gas masks stand in front of the orange glow of the blaze.

Credit Contra Costa Fire Protection

Tragically, the department shared that one person died in the home fire. Initially, the cause of the fire was under investigation, but shortly afterwards the department shared that “Fire Investigator’s have determined the fire was intentionally set in multiple locations throughout the house.”

The Concord Police Department are reportedly investigating the death.

This fire comes on the heels of another deadly structure fire in Walnut Creek that occurred earlier this week. That fire was deemed accidental.

It also comes a day after an accidental gas line fire in Concord caused by construction equipment.

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Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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