News


One injured in carport fire

A two-alarm fire broke out Saturday afternoon in a carport in Mountain View, injuring one and damaging 12 vehicles.

At around 4:40 p.m., July 26, Mountain View dispatchers received reports of a car fire in the carport of an apartment complex on the 2000 block of Latham Street. When firefighters arrived at the scene, multiple cars were on fire with heavy flames and smoke, according to a press release from the Mountain View Fire Department.

Fire spokeswoman Jamie Garrett said initially 18 firefighters were on-scene to respond to the blaze, with more joining them. Because of the location of the fire, they had multiple entry points to get in and put out the flame, she said.

Firefighters were able to isolate the fire and keep it from spreading to surrounding businesses and apartments, and extinguished the flames later that evening. One person sustained minor smoke inhalation injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Seven cars were completely destroyed in the fire, and five sustained "mild to moderate" damage, according to the press release.

A nearby apartment and adjacent car wash were also damaged in the blaze.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Mountain View Fire Department as well as the Mountain View Police Department. Witnesses are encouraged to contact the police department at 650-903-6395 or policepio@mountainview.gov.

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


To post your comment, please click here to Log in

Remember me?
Forgot Password?
or register. This topic is only for those who have signed up to participate by providing their email address and establishing a screen name.

Grab a Bowl of Heaven soon in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 2,696 views

Quick Check List for UC Applications
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,855 views

Don't fund the rape culture at my alma mater
By Jessica T | 23 comments | 1,670 views

Palo Alto and Bay Area Election Facts and Thoughts on the Implications
By Steve Levy | 15 comments | 1,355 views

Fancy Fast and Fun!
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,114 views