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Woodside: Firefighters 'knock down' house fire

At least one person is reported injured

Firefighters, including several from the Woodside Fire Protection District, "knocked down" a two-alarm fire in a large one-story house at 214 Eleanor Drive in Woodside on Thursday, Dec. 1, at about 3:20 p.m., according to reports from firefighters on the scene.

At least one person was injured, though the extent of injuries is unclear. The victim was removed from the house, firefighters said.

At one point, three firefighters were on the flat roof of the house and removed one skylight, typically done to allow the fire some controllable ventilation and to give firefighters access to the flames with their hoses.

Firefighters may have cut one hole into the rear of the structure, also for ventilation.

Some salvage is going on, but the second alarm units that were ready on Woodside Road were not actually needed, they said.

As many as three rooms were involved with fire, firefighters said in an early report, but the latest report had the fire confined to one room about 20 feet square.

A report showed six fire engines showed up, each of which carries three firefighters, and three battalion commanders who organize the effort on scene, and one water-carrying truck.

Teams of firefighters are still being rotated in and out of firefighting duties.

During the firefighting, the gas and electrical utilities were shut off, firefighters said.

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