Two Units Lost, 14 Displaced in Martinez Fire

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District crews on Tuesday worked to battle a second-alarm structure fire that affected four apartments in Martinez.

The fire was reported about 5:15 a.m. along Arnold Drive at Morello Avenue.

Fire crews said the fire was under control about 6 a.m. and placed the damage at an estimated $500,000. Fourteen adults were displaced and two units were a complete loss, the fire department said.

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