Fire damages home in Los Altos, 5 people displaced

Firefighters pour water on a house on Hawthorne Avenue in Los Altos. Photo courtesy of the Santa Clara County Fire Department.
Firefighters pour water on a house on Hawthorne Avenue in Los Altos. Photo courtesy of the Santa Clara County Fire Department.

A fire damaged a home in Los Altos but was extinguished without serious injuries to firefighters or residents, according to the Santa Clara County Fire Department.

Firefighters responded at about 9:15 p.m. to reports of a house fire at 311 Hawthorne Ave. and arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the front of the home.

Crews extinguished the blaze within 40 minutes, preventing its spread to any other nearby structures. The home, which had been modified into two separate units, had fire damage to half of the home and smoke damage
throughout, fire officials said.

One resident had possible smoke-related injuries but declined treatment.

Five people in all were displaced from the home and the American Red Cross will assist them if needed, according to the fire department.

— Bay City News

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