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Los Altos fire causes $500,000 in damages

Firefighters douse one-alarm blaze in garage behind main house

Santa Clara County firefighters have extinguished a one-alarm fire that caused an estimated $500,000 in damage to the garage of a Los Altos home this morning, a fire official said.

Firefighters responded at 4:30 a.m. to 1504 Country Club Drive, where a 2,000-square-foot garage was on fire, Santa Clara County fire Operations Capt. Gil Smith said. About a third of the garage -- a separated structure located behind the main house -- was on fire when crews arrived, Smith said.

It took firefighters about an hour and a half to extinguish the blaze. Firefighters said the residence was being prepared to undergo remodeling and no one was home at the time. No injuries were reported.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Ventura
on Apr 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Glad nobody was hurt. But, gee, my little house is much smaller than 2,000 square feet and my insurance replacement cost is only $350K. What the heck is in a garage that size?


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

> She said the home is known as The Castle "for its beauty and grandeur."

See the story and photos in the Los Altos Patch: Web Link

I'm guessing that your neighbors don't call your house "The Castle"!


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Ventura
on Apr 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm

No, they sure don't. Reading your link, it seems that "carriage house" got translated to "garage" so us regular folks could understand it.

Personally, I park my carriage (Oldsmobile) on the country lane (street) next to the entry way (front yard).


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Posted by Danielle
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 5, 2012 at 12:20 am

Snip snip snip people!! Go play Wordfeud!


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