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NEWS:

Belmont Home Damaged by Fire

Post Date:04/03/2017 1:46 PM

Contact: Captain Patrick Halleran, Public Information Officer - Belmont Police & Fire Departments (650) 595-7430

Smoke detectors alerted a family on Lyon Avenue to a fire in their home Sunday night.  The four residents were able to evacuate safely and there were no injuries.

On Sunday, 4/2/17 at approximately 10pm, Belmont Fire and Police units responded to a report of a fire at a home in the 2100 block of Lyon Avenue.  Upon arrival, first responders found that the family, a husband, wife and two children, a boy 10 and a girl 9, had evacuated and were unhurt.  The parents said that they heard a popping sound and shortly afterward the smoke detectors began to sound.  They then saw smoke coming from the heater vents, woke up the children, evacuated the house and called 9-1-1.

The fire, which appears to have started near the heater in the crawl space under the home, burned inside the walls and under the floor, making it difficult to find and extinguish.  Belmont Firefighters, assisted by units from San Mateo, Foster City and CalFire, remained on scene for approximately 3 hours to ensure the fire was out.  The cause of the fire is under investigation, but indications are that it was accidental.  Damage to the home is estimated at $150,000.

This fire points out how important it is to have working smoke detectors and to quickly evacuate at the first sign of a fire.

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The scene last night on Lyon Avenue

 

 

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