Update: Home Destroyed, Two Damaged in Overnight Fire

No injuries were reported but six residents were displaced. Alameda County Fire Department is working with the Sheriff's Office to determine how many people were displaced.

Updated 7:30 a.m. Saturday:

By Bay City News

Six residents were displaced by a two-alarm fire that destroyed a home in unincorporated San Leandro Friday night and damaged two others, an Alameda County fire spokeswoman said.

Firefighters responded to the fire at 2135 Pico Place at around 9 p.m. and found smoke and flames coming from the sides of the two-story residence.

The smoke and flames could be seen for miles, fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said.

Firefighters struggled to prevent the fire from spreading to neighboring homes, and it took 45 minutes to contain the blaze and another 27 minutes to extinguish it, Knowles said.

The house was destroyed in the fire, and the exteriors of the two surrounding houses were damaged.

The six residents had evacuated the home before firefighters arrived, and no one was injured.

Two cats and one dog remain missing this morning, Knowles said.

A total of 36 firefighters, three trucks and five engines responded to the scene, and two crews of reserve firefighters stayed behind to keep watch over the debris throughout the night.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Alameda County Fire Department is working with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office to determine how many people were displaced, she said.

Geoffrey Milton Thatcher April 28, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Hate to say it but "been there, done that". Hope they find the missing pets!


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