Firefighters respond to fire in Mountain View backyard

Mountain View fire
Howard Bischoff/Town Crier
Mountain View Fire Department firefighters respond to a house fire on Phyllis Avenue Wednesday morning.

Updated 1 p.m., Wednesday: The Mountain View Fire Department Wednesday (April 14) dispatched multiple rescue vehicles and engines to a home located in the 1100 block of Phyllis Avenue to extinguish a fire within a storage shed.

The occupants of the home remained inside their home, sheltering in place, and no one was injured, said Robert Maitland, fire department spokesman.

First responders arrived at the scene at approximately 11 a.m. and doused the flames within minutes, Maitland said. An initial estimate indicates the fire may have caused approximately $2,500 in damages.

A witness in the area reported seeing a huge plume of black smoke but no actual flames at the single-story home when firefighters arrived.

Traffic on Phyllis Avenue was temporarily closed between El Camino and Barbara Avenue. Mountain View Police Department officers provided traffic control.

As of Thursday, the cause of the fire was undetermined.

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