'Christmas House' Catches Fire Again

The house at 910 Walnut Street renowned for its annual display of festive lights was the scene of a one-alarm fire early Tuesday morning. Fire crews quickly doused the flames and there were no injuries reported.

The Brock family experienced yet another fire at their burned-out home on Walnut Street Tuesday morning. This time, however, fire crews quickly had the flames under control. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Just seven months ago in January, the 'Christmas House' at 910 Walnut Street, known for annually lighting up Martinez with festive cheer, . A demolition permit was issued by City Hall late last month. 

Fire crews responded to Tuesday's fire at around 4 a.m. and had it under control by 4:38 a.m., according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. 

PG&E had to shut off a gas line at the site, fire officials said. PG&E spokeswoman Janna Morris said there was an exposed natural gas line at the house and PG&E crews managed to shut off the flow of gas.

Thanks to Craig Cannon for submitting photos of Tuesdays fire to Patch.

Gary Etscheid July 10, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Thank GOD no one was injured.
John Rodgers July 11, 2012 at 04:47 PM
thats unfortunate, there is a house nearby where i live and they do the same thing and get decor from all over like http://www.homeseasons.com/ and if something like a fire were to happy everyone would be sad as im sure is the case here. hope everything will be ok.
colleen July 12, 2012 at 08:31 PM
this house is my familys my uncle joe anute sharon house so very so to my family i love u the brocks love colleen misty brock morgan :(


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