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News - June 19, 2013

Fire damages home in Atherton

A three-alarm fire damaged a pool house, a storage shed, a carport-like shed and about 25 percent of a house in the 100 block of Almendral Avenue in Atherton on June 13, a firefighter said.

The fire appears to have started outside the main house, in the carport/shed area, according to firefighter Andrew Murtagh of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District.

Embers from the fire also ignited a neighbor's roof and the crowns of some trees about 100 feet above ground, Mr. Murtagh said.

There were no injuries, he said.

The fire was reported at about 2 p.m. and was contained at about 3:45 p.m., firefighters said.


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