Fire investigators are looking for the cause of a mid-morning structure fire on Mission Lane in Walnut Creek that left at least two pets injured Wednesday.
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a home in the unit block of Mission Lane at 10:52 a.m. Wednesday and found heavy smoke upon arrival.
Residents said two dogs were inside the home and were burned or were overcome by smoke and were given oxygen by firefighters at the scene. A local veterinarian reportedly arrived to help the animals and both were transported to the vet’s offices.
One is reported to have recovered but the second animal was described as being “in poor shape.”
No information was given as to the breed of the animals involved. Neighbors said no one was at the home when the fire broke out and no other injuries were reported.