A dog was rescued from a single-alarm house fire in unincorporated El Sobrante this afternoon, according to Contra Costa County fire officials.
Fire crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the attic and rear of the home on the 700 block of Rincon Road when they arrived on the scene around 3:30 p.m., according to Battalion Chief Steve Akre.
Firefighters were told two residents and their pets might still be inside the home, but a search did not locate people, Akre said. One dog was found inside alive inside a smoke-filled bedroom, however, and brought outside.
The fire was brought under control within about 30 minutes and the damage was confined to the room of origin and the attic, Akre said. Adjacent homes were threatened but not damaged by the fire.
The residents arrived home while firefighters were still on the scene. There were no injuries, and no damage estimate was available. The fire is considered accidental in nature.