San Ramon Valley Fire Chief Richard Price's home caught fire on Tuesday just before noon.
Price lives on the 4200 block of Blackhawk Meadow Court in Blackhawk.
It was a small fire that was put out quickly, the Contra Costa Times reported.
The cause appears to be electrical.
"Just a small electrical fire in a light fixture. Electrician was on site. All is well," Price wrote to Danville Patch in an email.