UPDATE: Fire Crews Quickly Extinguish Small Blaze in Martinez Floral Shop

February 27, 2014 14:10 pm · 5 comments

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Fire crews quickly extinguished a small fire at a florist’s shop in downtown Martinez this afternoon after a fire engine company driving by saw smoke.

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District crew was driving around 1:30 p.m. when they spotted smoke coming from Jackie Jo Flowers at 1254 Pine St., according to fire Battalion Chief Tom Oakley.

The crew made entrance into the closed shop and saw that a fire had started in a back office, Oakley said.

No one was inside the store at the time the fire broke out.

Firefighters were able to knock the fire down in less than five minutes and prevented it from spreading to two neighboring businesses, the battalion chief said.

An investigator was called to the scene to determine the cause of the blaze.

Big thanks to J. Griffin for the picture shown above!

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{ 5 comments }

1 Cowellian February 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM

How’s that for express delivery?

2 LazyK February 27, 2014 at 3:18 PM

A job well done despite station 12 being closed.

3 It Must be Thursday February 27, 2014 at 3:22 PM

It’s nice to read they drove by just in time to prevent the fire from spreading.

4 Hmmmmm February 27, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Sounds like a classic case of the lease rubbing up against the insurance policy.

5 for fawks sake February 27, 2014 at 9:17 PM

I walked by while this happened. That flower shop is never open for business.

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