3-alarm fire controlled in Mountain View

March 7, 2008 6:56:50 AM PST
A three-alarm fire that started in a parked car and burned a Mountain View apartment complex this morning was controlled nearly two hours after the flames were reported, according to a fire spokesman.

The blaze was reported at 4:26 a.m. at 1335 Montecito Ave. and was brought under control at about 6:10 a.m., a fire dispatcher said.

The fire appears to have started in a vehicle parked in a first-story carport and run up the structure's wall, according to Mountain View Fire Department spokesman Lynn Brown.

The apartments were evacuated and no injuries were reported, Brown said.