FREMONT (CBS SF) — A house fire that occurred early Saturday morning in Fremont’s Sundale neighborhood claimed two lives, according to the Alameda County Coroner’s Office.

A representative from the coroner’s office confirmed late Saturday afternoon that two occupants of the home, in the 39000 block of Serra Place, died in the one-alarm fire, which was reported at 1:45 a.m.

Authorities identified the fire victims as 43-year-old Feda Almaliti and her 15-year-old son, Muhammed. Almaliti was vice president of the National Council on Severe Autism. She was also a commissioner on the city of Fremont’s Human Relations Commission.

Four people were home at the time, according to fire officials, who added that two of the residents — an adult and child — had to be
rescued. They were taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The house was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. Fire officials said it took 25 minutes to control the fire.

The cause is under investigation.

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