Posted January 13, 2014 EST
Walnut Creek Fire Leaves One Dead
One person died in a 2-alarm blaze that rushed through the upper story of a home on Hilltop Crescent late Friday, according to fire officials. The victim's identity was not available. Firefighters arrived to heavy smoke and flames coming from a second story of a blue-painted home in the 100 block of Hilltop Crescent, where there were reports of one person trapped on the same floor as the fire.
It is unclear what started the fire.
Fire crews conducting a search of the burned home found a person dead inside.
Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputies blocked the entrance to Hilltop Crescent at Terrace Road. Smoke from the fire could be seen from Interstate 680.
The extent of the fire's damage was not immediately available.
Written by Katie Nelson