Fire department investigates Air Station blaze
The Alameda Fire Department is investigating the cause of a house fire that started late this afternoon on the former Naval Air Station.
Fire crews got the call at 4:25 p.m. today about the fire, which was in a home on the 300 block of Corpus Christi Avenue on the former naval base. They initially received reports that a child was trapped inside the home, but the child was discovered outside.
No one was injured in the blaze, which caused an estimated $35,000 in damage to the home and $15,000 in contents damage, largely from smoke, Alameda Fire Capt. Scott Sprott said. The home’s two occupants were housed by the Red Cross.
The department sent three engines, two trucks, an ambulance and a duty chief to the blaze, and fire crews from the Oakland Fire Department came to back up Alameda’s fire stations, Sprott said.