Fire crews investigate Fremont home blaze

October 29, 2011 2:47:22 PM PDT
A fire that burned at a Fremont home this morning caused $400,000 in damage, according to the fire department.

Two teenage girls who lived in the home at 224 D St. were asleep when the fire broke out at about 9:15 a.m. A smoke detector in the home alerted one of the girls, who woke up her sleeping sister, fire officials said.

Both girls safely evacuated the home without injury before crews -- which included four engine companies, one truck company and two battalion chiefs -- arrived at the burning home.

Flames were visible from a bedroom when the first company arrived, prompting the request for additional personnel, fire officials said.

According to the fire department, crews aggressively attacked the fire from inside the home and were able to contain it to the room and hallway where it broke out.

The fire was controlled at 9:35 a.m.

Initial estimates indicate the fire caused $300,000 in damage to the structure and $100,000 in damage to its contents, with major damage to one room and hallway as well as moderate heat and smoke damage throughout the home.

No injuries were reported.

The fire remains under investigation, according to the fire department.

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