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Two-alarm fire destroys Atherton home
With smoke still drifting out from under the shingles, this firefighter pried them up with a shovel in a search for hidden fires. The two-alarm fire required the services of 10 engines, four battalion chiefs, two ladder trucks, a breathing support unit, and three fire investigators, said Chief Harold Schapelhouman of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District.
  • Almanac photo by David Boyce.

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