Fire at teen party ravages home

Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that completely destroyed a Walnut Creek residence early Saturday morning.

Firefighters extinguished a one-alarm residential structure fire at the scene of a teenage party in Walnut Creek early this morning.

The incident was first reported at 12:32 a.m. at a house in the 400 block of Arbol Via. The fire was under control by 1:34 a.m. according to dispatchers with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

The damage is estimated at $750,000 and the incident commander described the house as “totally destroyed” on Twitter.

Further details about the circumstances of the fire were not immediately available.

The incident remains under investigation, according to firefighters.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the fire or the party that was occurring at that location to call (866) 50-ARSON or (866) 502-7766.

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