ANTIOCH -- Firefighters quickly knocked down a one-alarm house fire Saturday that caused $75,000 in damage and may have been arson, according to fire personnel.
The fire was reported about 11:51 a.m. in the 1900 block of Deodar Avenue, according to a Contra Costa fire dispatcher.
Crews had the fire under control within about 15 minutes. No one was inside and no one was injured.
According to Fire Marshal Lewis Broschard of the Contra Costa Fire Protection District, the flames spread from the home's front room to the attic, causing an estimated $75,000 in damage to the building.
Evidence found during the fire attack led to the arrest of one person on suspicion of arson.
The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Dennis Wilkinson, who police say they believe returned to the home after an argument with several others and was seen fleeing the area once the fire erupted.
Wilkinson was caught by police and was arrested on suspicion of arson.
It is unknown if the suspect lived at the house.
A family of five has been displaced by the fire and the American Red Cross has provided housing assistance, Broschard added.
An investigation into the suspected arson is ongoing.
Bay City News Service contribued to this report.