FREMONT -- A family of five was displaced Thursday after a late-night fire tore through much of their home, firefighters said.
About 11:40 p.m., fire crews responded to the 1400 block of Lemos Lane and found the five residents and their pets had already evacuated the burning home, Battalion Chief Robin Brabb said. Firefighters quickly contained flames in the kitchen, where the blaze started, but struggled to contain the fire in the attic.
The blaze was under control in about 15 minutes, though crews spent almost two hours cleaning up and attempting to salvage belongings, Brabb said.
An investigation determined the fire to be accidental. The kitchen and attic were destroyed and there was heavy smoke damage to the rest of the home as well, causing $100,000 in estimated damage, according to Brabb. The American Red Cross is assisting the family with temporary housing.
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