Home » Island News

UPDATED Fire damages home

Submitted by on 1, June 17, 2009 – 5:56 pmNo Comment

Updated 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 17

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that ignited this afternoon in a two-unit building in the 800 block of Cedar Street. One of the building’s occupants was home when the blaze ignited but escaped unharmed.

The fire department was called at 3:40 p.m. today about the fire, which crews extinguished in about 20 minutes, Alameda Fire Division Chief Daren Olson said. Olson said all available Alameda units were called to the scene (one ambulance crew was on another call), and Oakland fire was called in to back up the Island’s fire stations while our crews battled the blaze.

Olson said the fire started in a basement sleeping area of the duplex. He said firefighters escorted out a female resident who was home at the time of the fire.

Both of the building’s residents are being assisted by the Red Cross, Olson said.

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.