Firefighters in Antioch contained two house fires Saturday evening, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
Both fires were near West 6th and H streets, near the Antioch Unified School District offices.
The first fire was reported after 8 p.m.
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Firefighters believe that the fires may have been started by fireworks.
Fencing was up Sunday in Antioch following one of the house fires.
Robin Anderson lived at the one of the houses but wasn’t there at the time the fire started. She hurried back as soon as she heard.
“It ruined my house. It ruined everything I own is out on my front lawn for what I don’t even understand why they’re doing it,” she said.
In dry breezy conditions, witnesses told NBC Bay Area that fireworks were being set off in the neighborhood despite it being illegal in the county.
"It doesn’t make sense that we have a drought and they’re blowing them off like it’s a game I don’t even know,” Anderson added.
It was a Saturday busy night for firefighters.
Battalion Chief Scott Valencia, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
“We were just one street over for fireworks that caught some grass and some vehicles on fire there is a good likelihood that this is from the same fire,” said Battalion Chief Scott Valencia, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
Neighbors said the sound of illegal fireworks going off is nothing new.
“There are a lot of fireworks around here a lot right down the street both ways. There constantly going off at all hours of the night,” said Anderson.
Some say they’re going to cut back vegetation further from their homes as a precaution.
Meantime, Anderson was able to reunite with her three cats that were at home. But she wants someone held accountable.
No one was hurt but fire officials said the situation could have ended much differently.