OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A family has been forced to leave home for the holidays after a fire broke out in their garage and damaged their Oakland hills house.
Fire authorities said the blaze started around 10 p.m. Thursday night on Alhambra Lane in the Montclair neighborhood.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
A family member noticed the flames as she was parking outside.
She began screaming, alerting her father who was inside the house watching television.READ MORE: Dixie Fire Update: Firefighters Brace For 40 MPH Red Flag Winds; Flames Advance Toward Lake Almanor
“So I went out the front door to see what was going on..and the whole front door was filled with smoke,” said homeowner Mike Gialis.
The flames destroyed a car parked in the driveway. No estimate yet on the damages to the house.MORE NEWS: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In Concord Shooting
Investigators are still trying to figure out the cause.