Mountain View firefighters extinguished an early-morning blaze Sunday at a single-family home. The two-alarm fire caused "significant damage," according to fire officials. The house was unoccupied and no injuries were reported. Investigators believe the blaze was arson-related.
Firefighters responded to calls between 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. at a house in the 1700 block of Fordham Way. The first crew on the scene called for reinforcements in battling the fire, which had spread to a large portion of the house. Crews had most of the fire under control by 2:40 a.m. Salvage and overhaul operations were complete at 3:28 a.m. "The home received significant damage and is currently uninhabitable," the fire department said in a statement." Surrounding homes were not affected.
Investigators believe the fire was purposely set from inside the house. The Santa Clara County Fire Investigation Task Force along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is assisting MVPD as the investigation moves forward.
In addition to the arson, a light blue, 2003 Audi A4 with California license plate 5HJM491 was stolen from the residence. Police said the subject in possession of this vehicle is wanted in connection with the arson and burglary of the residence.