Two families displaced by house fire in Oakland

June 21, 2011 7:24:30 AM PDT
Two families were displaced by a house fire in Oakland this morning, a fire spokeswoman said.

The one-alarm blaze was reported at 2:06 a.m. at a house at 1729 23rd Ave. and was under control by 3:15 a.m., fire Battalion Chief Melinda Drayton said.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene and released, Drayton said.

About eight people were displaced and the fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage.

Drayton said the home's smoke detectors alerted the residents to the fire and they were able to evacuate quickly.

Fire investigators were still on the scene at 5 a.m. but a preliminary investigation indicated it was an electrical fire, Drayton said.

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