Two-alarm fire destroys Atherton home
A firefighter extracts a curtain and curtain rod from a one-story house on Odell Place in Atherton. The house caught fire Sept. 25 while the owner was away, said Chief Harold Schapelhouman of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Water and smoke damaged 50 percent of the 3,200-square-foot house, with flames ravaging the other 50 percent plus 100 percent of the attic, Chief Schapelhouman said.
Almanac photo by David Boyce.