August 28, 2012 > Attic fire extinguished
Attic fire extinguished
Submitted By Capt. Steve Silva, Fremont Fire Department
The Fremont Fire Department responded to a report of a large amount of black smoke coming from the roof of 5307 Grant Court at 4:09 p.m. on August 15. Once on scene, crews reported a working fire and forced entry through the front door and side gate of the residence. Fire crews found no fire in the structure initially, but after pulling the ceiling, found a fully involved attic fire. Ventilation holes were cut in the roof while additional crews attacked and extinguished the fire.
Crews also simultaneously checked for fire extension and conducted a search for any victims. It was determined that no one was in the house and the quick work by fire crews prevented the fire from extending into the interior of the home. The fire was contained to one area of the home with smoke damage throughout the house. The fire was declared under control after approximately 30 minutes, with additional time being spent on salvage of belongings and overhaul. An investigation determined that the fire was accidental. Damage to the structure was $200,000 and $75,000 to the contents.