- Published on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 01:30
- Written by Los Altos Town Crier Staff
Two-alarm fire ravages Mtn. View homes
A two-alarm fire engulfed one home and damaged another on Orangetree Lane in Mountain View Saturday night.
According to Mountain View Police, 911 dispatchers received several calls regarding a house fire at approximately 7:49 p.m. Upon arrival, Santa Clara County Fire Department responders found the single-family home engulfed in flames – with the fire spreading to a neighboring home.
After evacuating residents and evaluating the blaze, fire officials called a second alarm at approximately 7:57 p.m. A gas meter with an active leak caught fire during the incident, police reported. On-scene firefighters gained control and extinguished the blaze at 9 p.m. PG&E later secured and capped the leaking gas line.
Police described damage to the homes as “extensive.”
No one was injured as a result of the fire, which rendered the properties uninhabitable, police added. The incident remains under investigation by county fire officials.
Sept. 3, 11:19 a.m., Dior Terrace: A resident contacted police to report that an unknown suspect stole her purse from her unlocked car.
Sept. 3, 2:08 p.m., 700 block of Berry Avenue: An unknown suspect stole a purse from a classroom at Loyola School.
Sept. 4, 12:09 a.m., Foothill Expressway and Arastradero Road: Police arrested a 25-year-old male for violating his probation after discovering that he was in possession of marijuana. The suspect, arrested after originally being pulled over for a moving violation, was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.
Sept. 4, 11:53 a.m., 700 block of Altos Oaks Drive: An unknown suspect tried unsuccessfully to break into a medical office by prying open a window screen.
Sept. 4, 8:59 p.m., 600 block of Camellia Way: An unknown suspect entered an open garage and stole a $4,000 bicycle from the residence. The homeowners told police that they accidentally left their garage door open prior to leaving home.
Sept. 5, 8:09 a.m., 700 block of Casa Bonita Court: An unknown suspect forced entry into the garage and stole a bicycle valued at approximately $4,000.
Sept. 5, 10:22 a.m., 1100 block of Covington Road: An unknown suspect damaged a fence and other property on the grounds of Blach Intermediate School.
Sept. 7, 8:28 a.m., 200 block of Cuesta Drive: An unknown suspect smashed the window of a vehicle, stealing two bags containing clothes and paperwork. The vehicle was parked in the victim’s carport at the time of the incident.
– Diego Abeloos