A house burned in Mountain View on Wednesday morning.
A house burned in Mountain View on Wednesday morning, according to fire officials.
Heavy smoke and flames was seen from the residence at 3759 Clinton St. Firefighters received the call at 9:45 a.m. and extinguished the blaze by 10 a.m.
Officials said a man was inside the home when the fire began. He attempted to put out the fire himself, but he couldn't contain it. The man exited the home safely thanks to a neighbor who ran to help man get out of his house. He was evaluated by paramedics, who determined he didn't need to go to the hospital.
The neighborhood came together to help the man to safety. Numerous neighborhood dogs barked, alerting one neighbor to call 911. Two other neighbors helped move the resident's parked cars in the driveway to other parts of the street.
Investigators later determined the fire caused approximately $400,000 in damage. Fire officials attributed the cause of the fire to a space heater.