AFD Knocks Down Two Local Fires


The Alameda Fire Department responded to two fires last week, the first on Central Avenue, the second on Barbers Point Road. They were able to confine the fires to the buildings where they started. The Oakland Fire Department provided mutual aid, covering Alameda’s fire stations, for both fires.

At 8:35 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, 21 firefighters responded to the report of a fire at a single-family residence on the 3200 block of Central Avenue. Firefighters arrived to find the home heavily involved in flames. Everyone living there had safely exited the home before crewmembers arrived.  Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze while protecting neighboring buildings.  There were no reported injuries; cause and origin remain under investigation. 

Last Sunday, Oct. 22, at 12:28 p.m., 20 firefighters responded to a fire in a two-story apartment building on the 2600 block of Barbers Point Road. When they arrived, crewmembers found fire inside a first-floor apartment. Three people who lived in the apartment had gotten out safely before the firefighters arrived. 

Crewmembers quickly extinguished the blaze, confining it to a portion the apartment.  They treated an adult female for a non-life threatening injury. Paramedics transported her to the hospital.  Flames from an unattended candle had come in contact with combustible items causing the fire.