Firefighters have extinguished a structure fire at around 3:50 p.m. that appears to have burned part of a garage in a large two-story house at 900 Espinosa Road off Highway 84 near Skyline Boulevard in Woodside, according to firefighters communicating via two-way radio monitored by the Almanac.
Six fire trucks were on the scene, with two battalion chiefs there to organize the effort, according to an online account of the incident. The smoke in the home was 80 percent dispersed, a firefighter said at about 3:55 p.m.
The house reportedly has a wooden shake roof and shake siding. Firefighters had been on the roof of the garage and may have cut a hole there to ventilate the fire in the garage, the radio exchanges said.
They considered ventilating the roof above the residence but did not because the fire had not spread that far, having only "minimal extension" into the attic, according to radio exchanges.
A car in the garage may have been damaged. Firefighters were heard looking for the owner so they could open the car and roll it out of the garage.