Two homes burn on Wortham Court

Residents displaced by two-alarm blaze Wednesday afternoon

Firefighters have extinguished a two-alarm fire that damaged two Mountain View homes and displaced at least two people this afternoon, a fire spokeswoman said.

The fire was reported around 2:45 p.m. at two neighboring homes in the 100 block of Wortham Court, according to Mountain View fire spokeswoman Jaime Garrett.

The fire started in one house and spread to a neighboring home, causing major damage to the first house and moderate damage to the second, Garrett said. As of 3:45 p.m., fire fighters were still trying to put out the flames and the roof over the garage of one home had collapsed.

People were inside both homes when the fire broke out but all were able to evacuate safely by the time fire crews arrived on the scene, she said.

No injuries were reported.

The fire displaced at least two residents, the spokeswoman said.

Garrett said she did not know how long it took to get the blaze under control, but crews remained on the scene checking for hot spots as of 5 p.m.

An investigator was on the scene working to determine what caused the fire.

— Nick Veronin and Bay City News Service


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Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Mar 19, 2014 at 5:26 pm

So that was what I saw when I was going down Grant Road today.

Wow, not good.

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Posted by Karen
a resident of Waverly Park
on Mar 21, 2014 at 11:16 am

Any news on the cause of this fire?

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Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Mar 21, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Good question, Karen. Any information that the Mountain View Fire Department has released on this, Voice staffers?

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Posted by Methematician
a resident of Waverly Park
on Aug 11, 2015 at 3:57 am

welp it's been over a year with no new article about the cause of this.

i live down the street from this house and i heard that someone was arrested at the scene. and since there seemed to be an insane amount of fire even with residents inside,, makes me think there was an explosion rather than slow burning fire,, for example caused by a cigarette.

so there you have it, the fire was caused by a man COOKING illegal food that exploded in his face up on to the roof.

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