Fires Near Redwood City School, Lockheed Martin

By Bob Redell and staff reports
|  Wednesday, May 15, 2013  |  Updated 11:05 AM PDT
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Bob Redell reports from Redwood City, where approximately 50 people displaced by an early morning fire at an apartment building.

Bob Redell reports from Redwood City, where approximately 50 people displaced by an early morning fire at an apartment building.

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RAW VIDEO: 3-Alarm Blaze Near Redwood City School

A three-alarm blaze was raging in a residential area across the street from Fair Oaks Elementary School before the sun came up. May 15, 2013
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Firefighters were busy Wednesday morning in the South Bay and Peninsula, battling two separate blazes near a Redwood City School and near Moffett Field.

A three-alarm blaze was raging in a residential area on Oakside Avenue across the street from Fair Oaks Community School before the sun came up. Two minor injuries were reported

Raw Video: 3-Alarm Blaze near Redwood City School

Authorities are looking into whether the fire started at a carport before 5 a.m.. Regardless of where it started, the flames jumped to the roof of a six-unit apartment complex. Two dozen were evacuated, and the American Red Cross came to help.

A chopper shot showed large, billowing flames and smoke about 6 a.m. But crews were able to get the fire under control before 7:30 a.m., and school remained opened for the day - students were poised to take the STAR tests when doors opened.

Earlier in the morning, there was a smaller fire reported at 1111 Lockheed Martin Way in Building 150 in Sunnyvale near Moffett Field. Sprinklers in the building put out the fire even before firefighters arrived. Investigators thought the fire may have started from an electrical problem.

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