Resident injured in San Ramon house fire

An elderly resident sustained burn injuries in a two-alarm fire at a home on Scarboro Place in San Ramon Monday morning, a San Ramon Valley fire spokeswoman said.

Three teens, who were in the neighborhood and saw the smoke, helped rescue the elderly person from the blazing single-story house, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District spokeswoman Kim French said.

The injured person, whose name was not released, was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, French said. A second person was inside the house at the time of the fire and was uninjured during the incident.

The fire, which broke out for unknown reasons, was first reported at 10:05 a.m. Monday, according to French. The investigation into the cause continued into Monday afternoon.

Firefighters found heavy smoke upon arriving on scene, she said, adding, "Crews began an aggressive offensive attack and had the fire under control in less than 45 minutes."

The blaze left the house uninhabitable, and the American Red Cross and a fire district chaplain were assisting the family with finding shelter and other basic needs, French said.

No fire district personnel were injured during the response. The fire did not spread to any neighboring homes.

The incident took place about a third of a mile from California High School and Neil Armstrong Elementary School and within roughly a mile of Pine Valley Middle School.


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