Fire damages $2 million home in Napa

February 24, 2009 4:47:09 PM PST
A fire caused minor damage to a $2 million Rutherford-area home early Tuesday morning, Cal Fire Capt. Mike Wilson said.

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A man living at the home at 1065 Ponti Road, near Skellenger Lane in rural Napa County, reported the fire around 1:20 a.m. and initially tried to put it out himself. He and a woman got out safely, Wilson said.

When firefighters arrived, the roof and the attic of the 5,500-square-foot, single-family home were on fire, Wilson said.

Approximately 40 firefighters responded and had the fire contained by about 2:15 a.m. One firefighter suffered a minor back injury, Wilson said.

Most of the home's interior sustained only smoke damage, Wilson said. Damage was estimated at $150,000.

Firefighters from Cal Fire, Rutherford, St. Helena, Dry Creek and Soda Canyon responded, Wilson said.

The cause remains under investigation.

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