7 Injured, Including Family, in Fremont Fire

By Marla Tellez
|  Monday, Sep 9, 2013  |  Updated 4:58 PM PDT
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Seven people were injured Monday morning in a two-alarm Fremont fire, including a family of three and four first emergency responders. Marla Tellez reports.

Seven people were injured Monday morning in a two-alarm Fremont fire, including a family of three and four first emergency responders. Marla Tellez reports.

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Seven people were injured Monday morning in a two-alarm Fremont fire, including a family of three and four first emergency responders.

The fire was called in just after 4:30 a.m. in the 38600 block of Farwell Drive.

Neighbors told NBC Bay Area that they saw paramedics performing CPR on two of the residents of the home. A married couple and their son, possibly a teenager, were inside at the time.

Lauren Brown, a senior in high school, said described the scene as "terrible."

Fremont fire Capt. Daniel Cardenas said police pulled a patrol car under a bedroom window where the three relatives were trapped. One person was able to open the window and get onto the hood of the patrol vehicle, and firefighters then used the surface as a raised platform to get into the bedroom. Inside, firefighters found an unconscious man and woman, Cardenas said.

Two firefighters suffered minor to moderate injuries. They were both treated and released from the hospital Monday afternoon.

And two Fremont police officers were treated for smoke inhalation, but "both are doing well," and have been treated and released, police said.

The family cat is still missing.

And the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Bay City News contributed to this report.


 

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