Firefighter Injured in 3-Alarm Blaze at Pleasant Hill Homes

A firefighter was injured Sunday evening while battling a three-alarm fire that destroyed two homes in Pleasant Hill, according to the Contra Costa County Fire District.

The fire, first reported just after 5 p.m., started at a home in the 10 block of Old Rodgers Ranch Court and spread to a second home, fire officials said. It was upgraded from a two-alarm blaze to three alarms later Sunday.

Fire Capt. Tracie Dutter said both houses collapsed, but the flames did not spread to other houses on the block. PG&E crews were at the scene to turn off natural gas lines, and Dutter said those lines had to be shut off before firefighters could fully fight the blaze.

The hurt firefighter was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, fire officials said.

No further details were immediately available.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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