Neighbors and residents of the 1300 block of Clinton Avenue were woken early Sunday morning by a house fire. A call came into Alameda Fire Department around 6 a.m., reporting a fire at the back of the single-family residence. AFD was able to bring the fire under control in less than an hour, but the home suffered extensive fire and smoke damage. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
No injuries were reported of any of the residents or responding firefighters. AFD received support from several agencies and organizations during the incident, including Alameda Police Department, Alameda Municipal Power, PG&E, and the Building Department. Oakland Fire Department provided station coverage during the call.
You may view video from the incident on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CbWhzw4Doxh/
The Torres family lived in the home that was damaged in the fire. They are long-time residents of Alameda. All three generations living in the home have been displaced. Friends and neighbors have started a GoFundMe campaign to rebuild the home. You can find out more about the fundraiser and contribute at https://www.gofundme.com/f/rebuild-the-torres-family-home