LAFAYETTE -- Streets that were blocked following a smoky house fire have reopened and the blaze is contained, a spokesman from the Contra Costa County Fire department said Tuesday afternoon.

The fire broke out in a garage at a home in the 1100 block of Pleasant Hill Circle at 2:15 p.m. and caused heavy smoke in the area, said Battalion Chief Lewis Broschard.

The street is located off of Pleasant Hill Road, near Highway 24, and smoke could be seen from several miles away.

The residents got out of the house safely and no one was injured, he said.

The fire spread to the attic but crews contained it before it damaged the inside of the home, he said.

The fire was out by 2:40 p.m.

The cause of the fire and a damage estimate were not immediately available, Broschard said.

Because the nearest fire hydrant was more than 1,000 feet from the home, crews had to block off Pleasant Hill Circle and one nearby street to lay the fire hoses, he said.

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