Father, son, dog displaced by Foster City fire

June 25, 2009 1:16:05 PM PDT
A father, his son and their dog were displaced from their home in Foster City Wednesday night after a two-alarm fire started in the garage and rose to the attic, a battalion chief said.

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The smoke detector warned the family of the flames at the two-story house at 190 Shooting Star Isle around 6:30 p.m., so they called 911 and safely evacuated, Battalion Chief Jim Scott said.

The blaze traveled from the garage through a pipe that led to the attic, Scott said.

Six agencies and more than 40 emergency personnel responded to help extinguish it.

By 7 p.m., the fire was contained.

Scott said it appeared to have been accidental but did not know exactly what caused the fire.

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