AFD Douses Structure Fire on Central


Just after midnight last Sunday, Alameda Fire Department (AFD) responded to an apartment fire on the 2500 block of Central Avenue. Upon arrival at 12:12 a.m., fire and smoke could be seen emanating from a first-story apartment, extending to the unit above. 

Some of the 26 responding crewmembers used pre-connected hoses to attack the fire, while others helped residents escape the building. Within 20 minutes the fire was out. “Damage was limited to the kitchen and living room with significant heat and smoke damage throughout the first floor apartment,” stated AFD’s press release. “There was fire, heat and smoke damage to the above unit as well.”

The cause was determined to be food left unattended on a stove. Four occupants were treated for non-life threatening injuries. Alameda Red Cross assisted seven displaced tenants from the two damaged units. There were no injuries to firefighters.

Oakland Fire covered vacant Alameda fire stations. Other assisting agencies included: Alameda Police Department, Alameda Municipal Power, Alameda Building Department and Pacific Gas & Electric Co.