Firefighters Prevent Spread of Blaze at Lincoln Avenue, Grand

Isaiah Rojas Flames could be seen leaping from the Lincoln Avenue home prior to fire crews’ arrival

 

Two people suffered injuries when a residential fire engulfed a home on the 1600 block of Lincoln Avenue last Friday, March 31.

Alameda Fire Department (AFD) crews arrived at the scene at 11:32 p.m. They were met with a large blaze and smoke escaping the residence and filling the air. Three occupants: an adult male and female, and a juvenile female, were able to exit the building before fire crews arrived. 

The two adults reported minor injuries. They were treated at the scene. 

Heavy fire was coming from a rear basement door, extending up the side of the house, into a bedroom, attic and the roof, according to AFD reports. Fire also extended to a tree, storage building and was close to spreading to nearby residences.

Disrupting the blaze was a full-fledged effort. Crews stretched three lines and attacked the fire while others used power saws and hand tools to ventilate the building, according to the AFD Nixle report. Other firefighters evacuated nearby residences. Four residents were removed from their homes. None received any injuries. AFD said 26 firefighters responded to the scene.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire rather quickly. The fire was fully extinguished by 12:06 a.m. Saturday.

An AFD investigation is underway to determine the origin of the fire.

Oakland Fire Department personnel filled in at vacant Alameda fire stations. The Red Cross responded to assist the three displaced occupants. The Alameda Building Department, Alameda Police Department, Alameda Municipal Power and PG&E were among the assisting agencies.

This was the second major fire incident to take place in Alameda last month. 

AFD responded to a boat fire at Grand Marina on Saturday, March 18. Arriving crews found heavy fire coming from a docked boat, according to reports. A pet dog died as a result of the blaze. One boat received heavy damage, with minor damage to two neighboring vessels. A total of 22 firefighters helped extinguish that fire.

 

Mike Rosati The firemen quickly took control of the situation