"An unoccupied house that had just changed owners Friday was heavily damaged by a two-alarm fire after the new residents turned on the electricity, fire and sheriff's officials said.
"The fire broke out less than two hours after PG&E started service, East Contra Costa Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Burris said.
"According to the fire department and Contra Costa sheriff's office, the new residents took possession of the house and went to lunch around 11 a.m. They returned to find the house ablaze.
"The fire department kept the fire to the upstairs of the house, and had it contained within an hour. Burris said the blaze caused about $100,000 in damages. The exact cause had not been determined."
The house was on the levee about two miles from us.