Families displaced in fire on Rumrill Blvd. in San Pablo

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A dozen people, including six children, were displaced in a fire that damaged three units of an apartment complex in San Pablo this morning.

No one was injured in the two-alarm blaze that appeared to have originated in the backyard of the two-story, six-unit complex in the 1800 block of Rumrill Boulevard, Contra Costa Fire Protection District spokesperson Steve Hill said.

Firefighters received multiple calls about the blaze starting at 11:19 a.m., Hill said. After arriving on scene, a second alarm was called, and at one point downed wires caused a safety hazard, prompting response by PG&E, Hill said.

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The cause of the fire was under investigation.

“Lots of stuff was burning out behind the building, including a tire and some other equipment stored out there,” Hill said.

Three units of the complex were damaged, two substantially. Red Cross was called to assist residents who were displaced, Hill said.

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