2 Injured In 1-Alarm Fire At Lafayette Boarding House

LAFAYETTE (CBS SF) — Two people were injured in a one-alarm residential fire that broke out in Lafayette Friday afternoon, according to a fire spokesman.

Firefighters were dispatched at 1:15 p.m. to the 3200 block of Betty Lane on reports of fire coming from a home, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District spokesman Ryan Bain said.

Upon arrival, firefighters found the two-story home engulfed in flames and quickly began an attack.

As of 2:40 p.m., the fire had been knocked down however Bain said firefighters remained on scene checking for hotspots.

Two people were injured as a result of the fire. One person declined medical attention for a foot injury, and the other victim was transported to a hospital with smoke inhalation.

Bain said nine residents were displaced as a result of the fire.

Lafayette police reported Betty Lane was closed to through traffic as firefighters continue to work in the area.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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