3 Escape Midtown House Fire

By R. Stickney and Monica Dean
|  Thursday, May 5, 2011  |  Updated 10:17 PM PDT
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Flames filled the sky in the middle of the night when fire spread through a home and threatened other homes in one Midtown neighborhood.

Flames filled the sky in the middle of the night when fire spread through a home and threatened other homes in one Midtown neighborhood.

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Several residents called 911 when they spotted fire pouring out of a home on West Brookes Avenue south of Washington Street and west of SR 163.
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Flames filled the sky in the middle of the night when fire spread through a home and threatened other homes in one Midtown neighborhood Thursday.

Several residents called 911 when they spotted fire pouring out of a home on West Brookes Avenue south of Washington Street and west of SR 163.

The fog kept firefighters from seeing the fire as they assembled just before 4 a.m. but with so many people reporting the fire, they knew to be prepared.

Three people inside the home got out safely.

One neighbor said she was awakened by what she thought was rain but it was actually the sound of wood cracking in the heat.

“We saw the smoke and it was red,” said Anamaria Galvan. “I opened the door and went outside and you could see the flames.”

Galvan said she called 911, grabbed her purse and keys and ran out.

Firefighters said they believe the fire began in a downstairs living area.

About a half a dozen engines responded to the fire.


 

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