Early Morning Blaze Strikes Fountain Street

Alameda Fire Department  Alameda firefighters bring a fire on the 1500 block of Fountain Street under control.

Early Morning Blaze Strikes Fountain Street


An early morning fire last Friday displaced a resident and injured an Alameda Fire Department (AFD) firefighter. The first alarm sounded at 12:25 a.m. The size of the fire prompted crewmembers to quickly sound a second alarm, bringing all on-duty firefighters to the two-story home on the 1500 block of Fountain Street. The home’s occupant had been safely evacuated. 

In a press release AFD Capt. Jim Colburn stated that firefighters had the fire knocked down by 1 a.m. and fully extinguished at 1:35 a.m. Paramedics transported the injured firefighter to Kaiser Hospital in San Leandro. 

Members of the Oakland Fire Department provided mutual aid. The Red Cross helped the displaced resident. Officers from the Alameda Police Department, as well as crews from Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Alameda Municipal Power and the city’s Building Department also responded to the fire, Colburn stated. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.