UPDATE: Grandparents, Grandson Transported to Hospital After House Fire

Courtesy photo--Alameda Fire Department personnel fought a blaze that began early Monday, May 9 on the 700 block of Buena Vista Avenue.

UPDATE: Grandparents, Grandson Transported to Hospital After House Fire

Update:

The elderly couple dragged out of the burning home Monday, May 9, on the 700 block of Buena Vista Avenue has died from their injuries at a local hospital. The condition of the grandson who was treated for burn injuries is not known.

Original story:

Three family members were transported to local hospitals by Alameda Fire Department (AFD) personnel after sustaining injuries during a residential house fire on the 700 block of Buena Vista Avenue Monday, May 9.

AFD responded to calls of the residential fire at 3:21 a.m. Upon arrival, AFD personnel crews were met with a large body of fire at the home, which is surrounded by vegetation in the front yard including cacti.

Fire personnel entered the residence and rescued two adults by pulling them outside through a side window. They were transported to a local hospital. They suffered smoke inhalation, with one in critical condition. A third victim, the grandson, was able to escape the home on his own but suffered burn injuries, according to reports. The grandson was taken to a burn unit. It was not disclosed how significant the injuries are.

Upon arrival, AFD immediately began fighting the blaze. They were able to contain the fire around 3:45 a.m., according to reports.

A total of 28 AFD personnel contributed to combating the fire or assisting the victims. Four fire engines, two fire trucks, three medics, two chief officers and one AC unit responded to the incident. Personnel from the Alameda Police Department, Alameda Municipal Power and PG&E also responded to the scene.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. No other structures were damaged. There was a temporary road closure on the 700 block of Buena Vista near Eighth Street, but the road has been reopened.

Alameda Fire Department