SAN LORENZO -- Twenty-four units in an apartment building in unincorporated Alameda County were uninhabitable Sunday night following a two-alarm fire that spread quickly, said a spokeswoman from the Alameda County Fire Department.
No one was injured.
The call initially came in about 5:15 p.m. as a fire alarm with just one crew responding, but was quickly upgraded to a working fire while crews were en route to 801 Galway Drive.
"Firefighters did a great job of limiting the spread of the fire. They had heavy fire conditions on the first and second floors and in the attic," said fire department spokeswoman Aisha Knowles.
Five units were damaged by fire with an additional five units damaged by smoke and fire. Another 14 units also had some damage, which will keep residents away at least for one night. The Red Cross is assisting residents with temporary shelter.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and a damage estimate was still being compiled Sunday night.
Crews had the fire knocked down in about 30 minutes, but were on the scene into the evening doing clean up and checking for hot spots.
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