Man, Dog Killed in One-Alarm Fire in Concord

The fire was reported around 8:45 p.m. in the 2400 block of Tanager Circle

A man and a dog killed late Thursday in a one-alarm residential structure fire that also injured a woman in Concord, firefighters said.

The fire was reported around 8:45 p.m. in the 2400 block of Tanager Circle, according to Fire Marshal Robert Marshall with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

Firefighters arrived to find a garage on fire and a vehicle parked just outside the garage which was also mostly on fire. It's not clear whether the fire started in the vehicle or the garage, however, Marshall said.

A man was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. A woman was transported to a hospital with minor injuries and smoke inhalation.

The family dog was also killed.

Fire investigators are at the scene, and will begin trying to determine the official cause of the incident after the last "little bits of fire" have been fully extinguished, according to Marshall.

Marshall said there wasn't much fire damage to the home other than the garage. Most of the house sustained smoke damage, however.

Roughly 25 percent of the home was lost, and Marshall estimated the damage at $120,000.

Firefighters have not yet determined whether the home had functioning smoke detectors, Marshall said.

"We always encourage people to have working smoke alarms," Marshall said. "Particularly in a case with a fatality."

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