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Fire damages apartment in Evergreen Park neighborhood

Smoke, flames visible from outside of the building

A fire damaged a unit in an apartment complex in the 300 block of College Avenue in Palo Alto on Aug. 26. Photo by Veronica Weber.

A one-alarm fire at an apartment building in Palo Alto's Evergreen Park neighborhood was quickly extinguished on Monday morning, according to the Fire Department and radio dispatch reports.

Crews were dispatched to a structure fire in the 300 block of College Avenue, just east of El Camino Real, at about 9:45 a.m. Initial reports made to dispatchers indicated flames and black smoke were coming out of the windows and the rear of the building.

The apartment where the fire was located was in a two-story building with an inner courtyard, set back from the sidewalk. The flames were knocked down about 10 minutes after they started, according to dispatchers.

The residents of the apartment were not in the unit, according to a dispatcher. And, there were no injuries or evacuations, Battalion Chief Bobby Davis said.

As of 10:15 a.m., firefighters remained at the building to conduct overhaul work and investigate the cause of the blaze.

While Davis noted there was serious smoke damage in the unit, he said damage estimates had not yet been determined.

The entrance to College Avenue from El Camino Real was blocked by Palo Alto police officers until about 11:40 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to Davis.


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13 people like this
Posted by impressed
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Aug 26, 2019 at 1:11 pm

Great job PAFD! I live a few buildings down and was concerned to smell the smoke this morning. I was very impressed with the rapid and effective job PAFD members did to extinguish the fire.

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