Firefighter injured while battling Alameda house fire

ALAMEDA (KRON) – A firefighter was injured while battling a two-alarm house fire in Alameda early Friday morning, according to fire officials.

The fire broke out at around 12:24 a.m. in a two-story single family residence at 1509 Fountain Street, authorities said.

When fire crews arrived, they upgraded the fire to two alarms as the house was completely involved in flames.

They also called for assistance from the Oakland Fire Department.

Fire crews were able to put out the fire within 35 minutes, extinguishing the fire at 1:35 a.m.

Fire crews were able to contain the fire to one home.

The house is not habitable. The Red Cross was out on scene offering service.

The occupant of the home escaped before suffering any injuries and no one else was injured. The American Red Cross assisted the displaced person.

A firefighter was injured and transported to a local hospital.

As of 9:15 a.m. the injured firefighter had not been released from Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Medical Center in San Leandro, fire Capt. James Colburn said.

The extent of the injuries are unknown at this time.

The captain could not say how much damage in dollars the fire did, but the home sustained severe damage throughout.

Firefighters had trouble getting into the home because flames were so strong, partly because the resident had many possessions, Colburn said.

The cause and origin of the fire is still being investigated.

ALAMEDA FIRE

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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