A two-alarm fire burned two outbuildings, a fence, and vegetation on Saturday morning in unincorporated Contra Costa County, fire officials said.
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said the blaze broke out on Loftus Road in the unincorporated community of Bay Point, close to Willow Cove Elementary School. the fire was reported at 10:27 a.m. and had been knocked down by 11:15 a.m., officials said.
The building that was gutted is known to neighbors as one that homeless people often break into. They bring in equipment, including old appliances, fire officials said.
The fire went to two alarms quickly because it was burning close to other buildings. Fire officials didn't want it spread to other structures, including a house in front of it.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Further details were not immediately available.