SAN LEANDRO -- Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies pulled an infant and woman from a burning home Saturday night, a fire official said.
The officers and fire crews were called to a duplex in the 1500 block of Thrush Avenue around 10:20 p.m. on reports that the home was ablaze. Driving down an alley, the deputies spotted the woman and boy, 1, screaming from a back window, said Alameda County Fire Battalion Chief John Walsh. The woman and child were later treated for smoke inhalation at a hospital.
It appears the fire started in a garbage can located along the side of the home. It was not immediately clear what caused the can to catch fire, but it does not appear to be arson, Walsh said. The fire remains under investigation.
In addition to the two rescued residents, emergency crews also pulled two dogs from the home. Walsh said firefighters resuscitated one of the dogs, which was found unconscious.
Authorities estimated the damage to be $100,000, including the seriously burned roof, as well as the smoke and water-damaged interior and residents' possessions. At least five people, including the woman and child, are without a home as a result of the fire.
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