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.
Copyright © 2013 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.
Comment Advisement We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.