LIVERMORE -- A garage fire Saturday morning resulted in $50,000 in damages and left a home uninhabitable, a fire official said.

No one was injured.

Around 10:37 a.m., the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department responded to a report of a residential structure fire on the 2200 block of Linden Street in Livermore.

When firefighters arrived, they saw a duplex with a fire in the garage spreading towards a separate attached garage at the same address. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading into the residence. However, the duplex did have moderate smoke damage throughout the unit that was attached to the garage.

The second unit was undamaged.

Livermore-Pleasanton firefighters contained a garage fire at a duplex on the 2200 block of Linden Street shortly before 11 a.m.  on Saturday, July 20,
Livermore-Pleasanton firefighters contained a garage fire at a duplex on the 2200 block of Linden Street shortly before 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013, in Livermore, Calif. (Photo courtesy of Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department)

Two adults and four children were home at the time of the fire. The occupants, who were asleep at the time of the incident, were alerted by their smoke detectors and safely evacuated.

Due to smoke, fire and damage to electrical wiring, the home was uninhabitable after the fire and the American Red Cross was providing temporary housing to the occupants.

The origin of the fire appeared to be the rear corner of the garage, but the cause is unknown. Arson is not suspected.

Traffic on North Livermore Avenue was delayed for about one hour due to multiple lane closures to allow fire vehicles to pass through.

Contact Katie Nelson at knelson@bayareanewsgroup.com or follow her at Twitter.com/katienelson210.



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