Fire Displaces Eight Residents

Fire Displaces Eight Residents

 

At 12:06 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, a total of 20 Alameda firefighters responded to the report of smoke coming from a building on the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue.  They arrived on scene to find a fire on the second floor of a two-story, four-unit apartment building. 

The building occupants had all left the building before the firefighters arrived. Crewmembers extinguished the fire in about 15 minutes, according to Alameda Fire Department Captain Jim Colburn. They confined the fire to a single apartment. The building’s other three apartments sustained water damage. There were no reported injuries.

An AFD fire investigator arrived to determine the cause and origin. The Red Cross helped the eight displaced residents. The city’s Building Department, Alameda Municipal Power, officers from the Alameda Police Department and crewmembers from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. also responded to the blaze, Colburn said.