Last updateTue, 12 Dec 2017 4pm

Fire off of Springer Road prompts road closure

Coral Court fire
Grace Hase / Los Altos Town Crier
A Santa Clara County firefighter carries a chainsaw at the scene on Dec. 6. Firefighters used chainsaws as part of the "extensive" cleanup.

Santa Clara County firefighters today (Dec. 6) extinguished a two-alarm blaze on the 600 block of Coral Court in Los Altos.

The fire, which started in the morning, was put out by 12:14 p.m., according to department spokeswoman Luisa Rapport. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Rapport added that fire crews remained on the scene for “extensive” cleanup. PG&E also dispatched crews to the residence, located off Springer Road.

The fire prompted the closure of Springer at Arroyo Road, where officers from the Los Altos Police Department directed traffic. Springer reopened just after 2 p.m.

For more information, read the Dec. 13 edition of the Town Crier.


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MVPD searches for shooting suspect

The Mountain View Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who fired gunshots into the air during a recent incident downtown.

No one was injured in the shooting, which occurred at approximately 2 a.m. Nov. 26 near the intersection of Villa and Bryant streets, according to police reports.

Officers heard the shots while responding to a call about a fight near the intersection of Villa and Castro streets, but it is not known whether the fight and the shots were related, police reported. They did not find evidence of the initial fight, but they did recover bullet casings near where witnesses said the suspect fired his gun.

Witnesses described the shooting suspect as a Hispanic male in his 20s, according to police reports. The man is approximately 6 feet tall with a slim build and has a trimmed beard and slick, black hair. He fled the scene in a burgundy Toyota Tundra pickup.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Dan Garcia at 903-6624 and reference case No. 17-07944.

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“We haven’t seen it hit us yet in this town this year, but we’re thinking (Black Friday) is really going to be the big weekend where a lot of people are ordering online,” Capt. Scott McCrossin said last week. “It’s just really imperative to take the steps to avoid being the victims of that.”

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