Kids started fire that burned Martinez home: officials

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Photo: CHP Contra Costa

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KRON) — Crews have controlled a 2-alarm house fire burning in Martinez Wednesday afternoon.

The cause appears to be 3 kids playing with fire in the backyard of a home on Arthur Road, according to Con Fire investigators.

“Fire destroyed home, vehicles, other equipment & threatened a dozen homes,” Con Fire PIO tweeted.

Firefighters say there are no injuries but three residents were displaced.

NWS Bay Area sent out a smoke warning to motorists heading towards the Benicia Bridge.

Video from K9_Xena shows heavy, thick smoke coming from the area.

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