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Alameda Fire Department
Saturday April 1st, 2017 :: 08:56 a.m. PDT


Press Release: Structure fire, 1600 block of Lincoln Av, Alameda

On March 31, 2017, at 11:30 pm, Alameda Fire (AFD) responded to a residential structure fire on the 1600 block of Lincoln Avenue.  First arriving crews were on scene at 11:32 pm, finding heavy fire and smoke coming from the building.  Three occupants (adult male, adult female, juvenile female) had self-evacuated prior to the arrival of the fire department. 
Heavy fire was coming from a rear basement door, extending up the side of the house, into a bedroom, attic and the roof.  Fire also extended to a tree, storage building and was threatening a neighboring residence. 
Crews stretched three lines and attacked the fire while others used power saws and hand tools to ventilate the building.  Other firefighters evacuated the exposed neighboring residence, safely removing four occupants, all of who were uninjured.
The fire was knocked down at 11:42 pm, with full extinguishment at 12:06 pm.  A total of 26 firefighters responded to the fire.
There were two reported injuries to the adult occupants.  They were treated at the scene. 
An AFD fire investigator is working to determine the cause and origin. 
Oakland Fire filled in at vacant Alameda fire stations.  The Red Cross responded to assist the three displaced occupants.  Other assisting agencies included the Alameda Building Department, Alameda Police, Alameda Municipal Power and PG & E.
(Photo credit for pic #1: Isaiah Rojas)


Alameda Fire Department
1300 Park St
Alameda, CA 94501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-337-2100

Captain James Colburn

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