Firefighters from the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department extinguished a fire in a family home on Sandra Way Friday, but not before it destroyed much of the house and killed the family cat caught inside.
Battalion Chief Michael Miller said the fire
had moved into the interior of the house and was threatening the house next door when firefighters arrived.
Crews rapidly extinguished the exterior fire and protected the house next door while other crews attacked the interior fire and had it contained within 20 minutes
Miller said the fire destroyed 50% of the residence with the rest sustaining significant smoke damage.
The house is no longer habitable and the family of three has arranged to stay in a hotel.
One resident was at home at the time of the fire. After a quick attempt to extinguish the flames, it became too hot and he fled the home with the family dog. A pet cat perished in the fire.
The LPFD received assistance from the Alameda County Fire Department, Paramedics Plus Ambulance and the Livermore police department.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and the damage cost is yet to be determined.