Man, dog die in Walnut Creek condo fire

Bay Area

WALNUT CREEK (KRON) — A man and his dog died in a fire Saturday morning at a condominium complex in Walnut Creek.

It took firefighters about 30 minutes to put out the fire. Neighbors say the man who died was in his 70s.

The fire began around 5:30 a.m. at condos on Civic Drive in Walnut Creek.

Neighbors say the man and his dog were killed in the early morning fire Saturday were often seen walking around the condo complex.

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said the fire started around 5:30 a.m. on the 400 block of North Civic Drive — about a mile away from downtown Walnut Creek.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the unit, where it started.

Residents were evacuated, but have since returned to their homes.

No one else was injured.

According to Contra Costa Fire, the cause of the fire is now under investigation.

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