One person of interest is in custody and one firefighter was hospitalized following a suspicious two-alarm fire at an Alameda apartment building this morning, according to a fire captain. Alameda police took a man into custody for further questioning at the scene of the fire, Alameda fire Captain Jim Colburn said.
The blaze was reported at 2:47 a.m. in a four-unit two-story apartment building in the 3200 block of Briggs Avenue near Lincoln Park, according to Colburn. Firefighters rescued one person from a balcony while other residents jumped from their units to safety, Colburn said.
Firefighters fought the blaze defensively and were able to bring the fire under control at 5:06 a.m., Colburn said. One firefighter was transported to a local hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, Colburn said. Fire officials deemed the fire suspicious in nature. Alameda police and Alameda fire investigators are investigating the cause of the fire, according to Colburn.
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