FREMONT -- Residents at a Fremont apartment complex were briefly evacuated Tuesday morning after a suspected arson fire broke out in a laundry room.

No injuries were reported in the one-alarm fire at Century Village Apartments, located at 41299 Paseo Padre Parkway, shortly after midnight.

An investigation revealed the fire started in a washing machine and determined to have been started by an arsonist. The Fremont Police Department was called in to take over the case.

The apartment complex had recently installed sprinklers, which fire responders credited with keeping the fire confined to the laundry room.

Contact Karina Ioffee at karina@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/kioffee.




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