By Associated Press - Saturday, April 25, 2015

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials say they are investigating whether teenagers who held a party at a vacant suburban San Francisco home sparked a fire that has destroyed the dwelling.

San Francisco television station KRON reports ( ) that Contra Costa County firefighters were summoned to the burning home early Saturday about two hours after sheriff’s deputies dispersed the more than 100 teens partying there.

KRON says the blaze caused about $750,000 damage to the house, which has been vacant for about six months and is located on a narrow road that slowed the work of firefighters.

Fire Captain George Liang told the television station that the house has been the scene of several parties over the last few months. He says that if the fire had broken out in the summer it could have spread to neighboring properties.


Information from: KRON-TV.

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