Firefighters this afternoon took minutes to put out a one-alarm blaze the significantly damaged a Concord house.
The fire was reported at 4:09 p.m., and the first engines arrived four minutes later at the home in the 1600 block of Thornwood Drive, according to a dispatcher at Contra Costa County Fire Department.
The blaze fully engulfed the garage and had spread to the attic before crews controlled at 4:31 p.m. and, three minutes later, had put it out.
No one was in the house at the time, although a bystander with minor injuries was treated there and released.
The house was substantially damaged, although dollar estimates were not yet available, said Fire Marshall Lewis Broschard.
Contact Rowena Coetsee at 925-779-7141.