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Two-Alarm Fire Guts Four Apartments In Walnut Creek, 13 Homeless

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Two-alarm fire leaves 13 homeless in Walnut Creek.

The second of two early morning structure fires to displace residents in The Numbers occurred at 1:44 a.m. Sunday, burned four apartments at The Boulders complex at 530 N. Civic Drive in Walnut Creek and left a total of 13 people without shelter.

Contra Costa County Fire Protection district crews were called to the multi-story, multi-family residential building and arrived to find four units ablaze. A second alarm was quickly called by the first crews on the scene and additional firefighters arrived within minutes to aid in the firefighting effort.

The fire was declared under control at approximately 2:30 a.m. Two additional apartment units in the building suffered water damage and a total of seven adults and six children were displaced. The Red Cross is assisting with temporary housing. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and damage estimates were not immediately available.

The Walnut Creek fire was reported just after a residential fire caused $200,000 damage to a home in Orinda. That fire was reported at 1:01 a.m.

ConFire officials said a total of 35 firefighters turned out to fight the Walnut Creek blaze, with support units coming from the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District to assist.