DISCOVERY BAY -- One home was completely destroyed and another suffered fire and smoke damage in a two-alarm blaze that burned for about an hour Wednesday evening.
Firefighters responded to the 000 block of Edgeview Court at 6:40 p.m. after off-duty firefighter John Kipp, who was headed home from his shift, called in to say that heavy smoke was billowing from the home.
When crews arrived, eyewitness Dezi Gomez, 18, said they opened the garage and flames erupted from the home.
"It was like the sun it was so bright," he said. "All flames, no smoke."
At one point, Gomez said he saw the flames jump to the adjacent home to the right of the original structure that caught fire, and firefighters scrambled to get the blaze under control.
Crews called for backup, which resulted in six engines from as far away as Pittsburg arriving to help contain the fire.
"(Firefighters) poked holes in the roof, smashed the glass windows in the house ... they finally just rushed inside and were spraying as much as they could," Gomez said.
Despite the intense flames and smoke, no injuries were reported, said fire Chief Hugh Henderson.
Henderson said the home that originally caught fire was "a total loss." Only one section of the second home that caught fire suffered damage from the flames, he added, but there was smoke damage throughout the house.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, and it is unclear if any residents were at home at the time of the fire.
Staff photographer Susan Tripp Pollard contributed to this report. Contact Katie Nelson at 925-945-4782 or follow her at Twitter.com/katienelson210.