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Man Suffers Burns, Two Dogs Die in Castro Valley House Fire

Firefighters said the cause of the fire was a space heater on the first floor

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    A Man is Injured When Trying to Save a Family From a House Fire

    A man was injured with second degree burns as he tried to rescue his wife and 18-month-old daughter from their burning home in Castro Valley. Two dogs died and investigators say the fire was caused by a space heater.

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018)

    One person was hospitalized with second-degree burns and two dogs died in a fire Saturday morning at a Castro Valley home, Alameda County fire officials said.

    The blaze in the 18400 block of Milmar Boulevard was reported shortly before 6 a.m., when several callers described smoke and flames coming from the first floor of the two-story home, Alameda County Fire Department spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said.

    Firefighters said the cause of the fire was a space heater on the first floor. The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes.

    Alameda County firefighters quickly contained the one-alarm fire and prevented its spread to neighboring homes, Knowles said.

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    A man who lived at the home suffered burns while attempting to extinguish the fire with a garden hose. Two other residents, a woman and a baby, were able to safely escape the burning home before firefighters arrived.

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