Elderly woman dies in fire at East Bay home

CONCORD — An 84-year-old Concord woman died early Monday after a fire exploded at her home, fire officials said.

The blaze happened in the 3500 block of Hillsborough Drive, and fire investigators have not determined yet what caused it. The house also was substantially destroyed, spokesman Steve Hill of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.

Firefighters got into the house to fight the blaze and found the woman inside, he said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fire crews received the first call about the blaze around 6:22 a.m. and had it knocked down by 6:55 a.m., Hill said. It does not appear anybody else was inside the house when the fire broke out, and it was unclear whether there were any other residents living there.

Concord police are also assisting in the investigation.

Authorities did not identify the woman immediately.

Check back for updates.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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