ANTIOCH -- One person was hospitalized with burn injuries in a home fire that left four people without a place to live, a fire official said.
The one-alarm blaze started around 10:40 p.m. at a house in the 2700 block of Filbert Avenue and destroyed a garage, said Lisa Martinez, a fire investigator and spokeswoman for the Contra Costa Fire Protection District. Fire crews traveling to the scene could see smoke billowing from a quarter-mile away, and found the garage engulfed in flames when they arrived, Martinez said.
The age and gender of the person who was injured was not released. That person was taken to a hospital via ambulance, but no updates were available on the person's condition, Martinez said.
One adult and three juveniles were displaced from the home, and the Red Cross was helping them with housing, Martinez said.
Fire crews put the fire out by 11:05 p.m., and remained throughout the night to cool off the hot spots, Martinez said.
Martinez said it was too early to make a damage estimate, but at least two cars in the garage were burned. She said investigators have not determined what caused the fire.
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