Duplex fire in Livermore caused $115,000 in damage

LIVERMORE (BCN) — Though it was put down quickly, a fire at a Livermore duplex on Thursday night led to an estimated $115,000 in damage, according to the
Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.

The fire originated in a kitchen of a two-unit duplex home in the 300 block of North K Street, fire officials said. Crews responded to it at 10:55 p.m., and found smoke rising from the home’s eaves.

The firefighters extinguished the blaze within five minutes, according to the fire department. But the kitchen and living room still sustained fire damage and all the other rooms had smoke damage.

Crews remained at the scene until 1 a.m. today to overhaul the fire, salvage personal belongings and complete a fire investigation.

The cause of the blaze is still being investigated, fire officials said.

The home’s lone occupant discovered it upon hearing a popping noise from the kitchen, fire officials said.

While trying to extinguish the blaze he found in the kitchen, the occupant suffered minor first-degree burns to the head.

Fire officials said he was treated and medically cleared by Paramedics Plus ambulance personnel at the scene.

Aside from the 14 fire personnel who responded to the scene, Livermore police were there to assist with traffic and crowd control.

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