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Fremont Firefighter Injured When Ceiling Caves In

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    A Fremont firefighter was injured when a ceiling caved in during a two-alarm fire at a home Monday, Nov. 16, 2015.

    A ceiling caved in during a two-alarm fire at a Fremont home Monday, injuring a firefighter and displacing five residents, according to fire officials.

    Reports came in at 12:39 p.m. about a fire at a single-family home in the 37000 block of Bodily Avenue near Hillview Drive, Fremont Fire Division Chief Diane Hendry said.

    Responding crews discovered that the blaze had quickly moved into the attic, which compromised the ceiling and brought it crashing down, Hendry said. A firefighter suffered minor injuries during the ceiling collapse and was later taken to a hospital.

    There were no other reported injuries in the fire, Hendry said. The occupants had evacuated the home upon discovering the blaze.

    Crews brought the fire under control at 1:10 p.m. and were still on the scene as of 1:20 p.m. Hendry did not yet have an estimate on the extent of the fire's damage to the home, but said the condition of the structure was such that its five residents would be displaced.

    Surrounding homes did not sustain damage, Hendry said.

    "We were concerned about that, because of the wind," she said, adding that the weather contributed to the fire's upgrade to a two-alarm response.

    Hendry said an investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the fire.

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