Firefighters extinguish electrical fire in Atherton

ATHERTON (BCN) — Firefighters responded Wednesday to an explosion and shed fire in Atherton.

Menlo Park Fire Protection District personnel responded Wednesday at 3:50 a.m. to a home on Holbrook Lane and located a shed and fence behind the home’s garage that were burning.

Firefighters managed knock down the fire by 4 a.m.

Investigators determined the fire was likely started by electrical wiring that was used to power a pump needed as part of a well water system.

The fire caused an estimated $6,000 in damage to the shed and fence.

There were no injuries reported.

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