Fire At Oakland Victorian Displaces Two Families

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Flames overtake a home on 23rd Avenue in Oakland. (CBS)

Flames overtake a home on 23rd Avenue in Oakland. (CBS)

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Two families were displaced and a firefighter was injured during a house fire in Oakland Tuesday morning.

The one-alarm blaze was reported at 2:06 a.m. at a house at 1729 23rd Ave. and was under control by 3:15 a.m., fire Battalion Chief Melinda Drayton said.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene and released, Drayton said.

About eight people were displaced and the fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage.

Drayton said the home’s smoke detectors alerted the residents to the fire and they were able to evacuate quickly.

A preliminary investigation indicated it was an electrical fire, Drayton said.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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