Single-alarm Daly City fire under investigation

DALY CITY — The cause of a single-alarm fire that damaged two townhouse apartments Thursday is under investigation, authorities said.

Around 3:15 p.m., firefighters responded with six engines to a reported structure fire in the 100 block of Westlake Avenue, according to a North County Fire Authority statement.

Arriving units found heavy smoke and flames coming from the second and third floors of two townhouses, and worked to enter one unit for any rescue needs while using hose lines from a unit’s backyard.

Although firefighters knocked down the flames within twenty minutes, units stayed for nearly two hours to check for other flames.

Nine residents were able to stay in their homes and none were displaced, a fire inspector said Thursday night. Although no cause was immediately available, officials said they hoped to remind others to install and maintain residential smoke alarms.

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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Author: George Kelly