Firefighter Injured in 2-Alarm Fire That Severely Damaged Alameda Home

A firefighter was injured putting out a two-alarm house fire early Friday morning in Alameda, fire officials said.

As of 9:15 a.m. the injured firefighter had not been released from Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Medical Center in San Leandro, fire Capt. James Colburn said.

Firefighters responded at 12:25 a.m. to a two-story home in the 1500 block of Fountain Street near Lincoln Park and San Leandro Bay where a fire was consuming the home and its contents, Colburn said.

The captain could not say how much damage in dollars the fire did, but the home sustained severe damage throughout.

The cause and origin of the fire is still being investigated.

Firefighters had trouble getting into the home because flames were so strong, partly because the resident had many possessions, Colburn said.

The occupant of the home escaped before suffering any injuries and no one else was injured.

Firefighters extinguished the fire at 1:35 a.m. and contained the fire to one home.

The American Red Cross assisted the displaced person.

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