ANTIOCH -- A half-dozen engines responded to a fire in Antioch this morning that appeared to have started in a garage, officials said.
Firefighters were summoned around 11:40 a.m. to the one-alarm fire on the 4100 block of Rockford Drive.
Neighbors said the house was unoccupied at the time, but firefighters rescued two cats.
The blaze appears to have started in the garage with the house's heating system, said Battalion Chief Terry Stewart of Contra Costa County Fire District.
He noted that smoke was coming out through heating vents inside the house.
Students at John Muir Elementary School nearby won't have afternoon recess or physical education classes because of the lingering smoke, said Principal Essence Phillips.