Two-alarm fire destroys Atherton home
Daylight shines through the roof in the aftermath of this attic fire. Since the attic burned, firefighters had to chop holes in the roof to get at it. The fire, which took 45 minutes to contain, was reported at 12:48 p.m. Sept. 25, by a passerby who used a landline to call 911 from a nearby store, said Chief Harold Schapelhouman of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Almanac photo by David Boyce.