Mountain View Voice

News - October 18, 2013

Crime briefs

Apartment fire

Firefighters rescued two cats from an apartment fire Sunday night on Calderon Avenue. All the apartment's residents had safely evacuated before emergency personnel arrived.

Fire investigators are still searching for the cause of the fire in the 100 block of Calderon, which was reported shortly after 7:40 p.m on Oct. 13, according to Jaime Garret, spokeswoman for the Mountain View Fire Department. Initial reports indicate that it started in the kitchen, she said Wednesday.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the one-alarm fire, and no serious injuries were reported. One child complained of smoke inhalation, but was not taken to the hospital, Garrett said in a statement. Two families, totaling four people, were displaced by the blaze, Garrett told the Voice. Fifteen fire department personnel were at the scene, she said.

A landlord's insurance usually won't cover damage to a tenant's possessions, she said. "This is a reminder of why it's so important to have renter's insurance."

An estimate of the damage was not available by the Voice's press deadline.

—Andrea Gemmet

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