An early-morning structure fire provided a few anxious moments for an Orinda Woods family Saturday after their home smoke alarm alerted them to the presence of fire in the home’s attic space.
The fire was reported at 4 a.m. after the resident’s adult son was awakened by the alarm, alerted two other sleeping adults in the residence at the time and fled the house.
All three escaped injury, according to Moraga-Orinda Fire District officials, and the first firefighters to arrive on the scene found the attic of the home “heavily involved” with fire.
Firefighters entered the residence and were putting water on the blaze by 4:10 a.m., according to a district press release. The fire was confined to the attic and home’s garage.
Six engines and one truck responded, with 24 firefighters ultimately brought in to knock down the blaze – reported contained at 4:35 a.m.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. No injuries to the home’s occupants or to firefighters were reported.