Firefighters Put Out Clinton Avenue House Fire

Alameda Fire Department--Alameda Fire Department personnel worked to put out a house fire on the 1300 block of Clinton Avenue Sunday morning.

Firefighters Put Out Clinton Avenue House Fire

Alameda Fire Department (AFD) personnel responded to a reported house fire Sunday morning on the 1300 block of Clinton Avenue.

AFD firefighters arrived at the scene just after 6 a.m., according to reports. Video from the scene shows multiple firefighters entering and on the roof of the home trying to put the blaze out. The video was posted to the AFD Instagram page.

The first arriving crew reported the fire in the rear of the single-family home. Fire crews made an aggressive fire attack and extinguished the fire. AFD reported the fire was brought under control about 50 minutes after firefighters arrived at the scene. AFD dispatched four engines, two trucks, one rescue crew, one mobile crisis unit, one medic ambulance, and two chief officers to fight the blaze.

There was extensive fire and smoke damage throughout the home. A fire investigator was called to the scene to perform a Cause & Origin Investigation.

The home belonged to Eloise and Tony Torres. The Torres family, including their son Brent and granddaughter Kaya, were able to evacuate the home without injury. The blaze left the home uninhabitable. A friend of the Torres family set up a GoFundMe page to offer financial help to the family. To donate to the GoFundMe, visit

Alameda Police Department, Alameda Municipal Power, PG&E, and the City of Alameda Building Department assisted AFD during the ordeal. Oakland Fire Department units provided mutual aid cover while AFD personnel were fighting the blaze. There were no reports of any injuries to fire personnel.