A firefighter and a resident were injured in a residential fire that started Sunday afternoon in the unincorporated Contra Costa County community of El Sobrante, fire officials said.
Contra Costa County firefighters reported the fire at 4:50 p.m. on Twitter. The fire was located on San Pablo Dam Road.
Paramedics were called to the scene to help the injured firefighter. The firefighter's injuries were serious but not life-threatening. He was taken to a hospital in stable condition, fire officials said.
A resident of the home was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, fire officials said.
As of 5:32 p.m., firefighters had the fire under control, according to fire officials. But crews would remain at the scene for a while. The cause of the blaze was unknown, but it doesn’t look suspicious, fire officials said.
Richmond and El Cerrito fire departments assisted in fighting the fire.