DALY CITY -- A fire ravaged one unit of large residential building off El Camino Real Thursday afternoon, displacing a pair of residents and two dogs, which were plucked from the burning apartment by rescue crews, fire officials said.
The fire was reported at 4:17 p.m. at a four-story multiunit structure on the 400 block of A Street, prompting a response from nine companies from the North County Fire Authority. Arriving crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the building, and went into the burning unit with hose lines to put out the fire and search for occupants.
The two dogs were found and saved, and crews put out the fire before it spread to other units, fire officials said.
There was smoke and fire damage to a lobby area of the building, and some minor smoke damage to the apartment above the one that was on fire.
There were no injuries, and the Red Cross responded to help the displaced residents find temporary housing.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.