UPDATED Fire consumes Bay Farm home; firefighters injured
A two-alarm fire consumed a home on Bay Farm Island this evening and sent one firefighter to the hospital. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The fire reignited at 3:02 a.m. but was extinguished in about 10 minutes, Alameda Fire Division Chief Daren Olson said. Olson said a second firefighter was injured on that call, sustaining burns to his hand.
The department sent 18 firefighters to the scene when the fire reignited early this morning, Olson said.
The two-story home, on the 100 block of Inverness Way, originally caught fire shortly before 6:30 p.m. Sunday, drawing all 24 Alameda firefighters on duty and personnel from the Oakland Fire Department. Division Chief Matt Tunney said the fire was under control about a half hour after firefighters arrived, but not before a firefighter was injured.
The firefighter, who apparently fell through some burned stairs, was transported to the hospital by private ambulance with second degree burns on his left flank, Tunney said. Olson said Monday that the firefighter was released Sunday night and is doing well.
Tunney said the house “is pretty much destroyed.” The house was unoccupied when it caught fire, save for the family dog, who died in the fire, Tunney said.
Fire Marshal Mike Fisher said he’s still investigating the cause of the fire, but he doesn’t suspect foul play. “It’s not suspicious at all,” Fisher said.