News in Brief: Fourteen displaced in fire

A Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighter working a May 31, 2016, apartment fire. (ConFire)
A Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighter working a May 31, 2016, apartment fire. (ConFire)
MARTINEZ, Calif. – Over $500,000 in property damage occurred and 14 people were displaced when a fire ripped through an apartment complex on Arnold Drive near Morello Avenue early Tuesday morning.

ConFire officials said they were able to save $756,000 in property, but that two units in the complex were a “complete loss” due to heavy fire damage. Seven other units were damaged, but salvageable.

One minor injury occurred during the fire, which began around 5 a.m.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

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