ALAMEDA -- A two-alarm fire heavily damaged a home in Alameda on Saturday, officials said.

Fire crews were called to the two-story home in the 2000 block of San Jose Avenue at 4:02 p.m., according to Alameda fire Capt. James Colburn.

Residents were able to safely evacuate the residence as fire crews battled the blaze, Colburn said. The fire was brought under control at 5:25 p.m. Fire investigators believe it was caused by an electrical power cord in a second-floor bedroom.

The fire caused an estimated $400,000 in damages to the home and $70,000 in contents, Colburn said. No one was injured, though five people have been displaced.

A total of 37 firefighters, including crews from the Oakland Fire Department, battled the blaze.

David DeBolt covers breaking news. Contact him in Richmond at 510-262-2728. Follow him at Twitter.com/daviddebolt.



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