A car plowed into a home in the upscale Oakland neighborhood of Sequoyah Hills on Wednesday, sparking a fire injuring an elderly person.
An elderly woman who lost control of her car and plowed into a home in the upscale Oakland neighborhood of Sequoyah Hills on Wednesday, sparking a garage fire, officials said.
Oakland firefighters reported the accident just after noon, saying that there was heavy fire coming from the garage of the home in the 8100 block of Hansom Drive. A view from the NBC Bay Area chopper showed the structure was caved in -- a gaping hole in its stucco roof.
PG&E crews raced to the scene to help stop the natural gas spewing from the gas meter set ablaze.
A neighbor helped the driver -- a woman in her late 80s -- out of the car. She was treated and released at the scene, officials said.
No residents were at the home at the time of the crash.
The stubborn gas-fueled fire was controlled shortly after 3 p.m., firefighters said.
Bay City News contributed to this report.