4-alarm fire at abandoned building in Pittsburg under control, officials say

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Saturday, August 12, 2023
Crews battle 4-alarm fire at abandoned building in East Bay
At least one home has been evacuated after a four-alarm fire erupted in Pittsburg Saturday morning.

PITTSBURG, Calif. (KGO) -- A four-alarm building fire in Pittsburg early Saturday morning has been extinguished, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.

Flames ignited at the abandoned building on East 10th Street just before 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

Video in the media player above is from a previous update

Firefighters posted a photo of a burning building, which appears to be the Enean Theater.

Residents in a home nearby on East 9th Street were ordered to evacuate.

Fire crews were pulled from inside the building after concerns of the structure collapsing.

"This is an abandoned building and due to the concern of collapse we have pulled our personnel out of the building and are in defensive operations," the fire district said, adding a residence at East 9th Street was evacuated by firefighters.

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Fire officials ask people to avoid the area.

No injuries were reported.

Bay City News contributed to this report