DANVILLE -- An in-law unit was damaged in an early-morning fire on Wednesday, fire officials said.
Residents at the home, which is part of a larger property at 1699 Alameda Diablo, awoke to the smell of smoke and evacuated the building, according to John Viera, battalion chief with the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District. No one was injured.
Firefighters were called to the street in Diablo, an unincorporated area near Danville, around 4:44 a.m. and responded with three engines, two trucks, paramedics and breathing support, Viera said. The fire was under control about 5:55 a.m., though firefighters remained on the scene to overhaul the building and put out hot spots.
The building was moderately damaged, but flames did not spread to the main house, according to Kimberly French, spokeswoman for the fire district. The cause is still being investigated.
"The residents did the right thing, "said Fire Inspector Natalie Kurtz. "Once they recognized there was a fire in their home, they got everyone out quick and then called 911."
It was the second major incident in three days on the street near the Diablo Country Club. Monday afternoon, a 50-foot tree fell on a home in the 1900 block of Alameda Diablo, causing major damage and rendering the home uninhabitable, though no one was injured.
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