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News - June 8, 2012

Fire destroys Benner Court home

Firefighter slightly injured

by Glenn Wohltmann

An electrical short is being blamed for a June 4 fire in the 6000 block of Benner Court that resulted in about $250,000 in damages and left four residents displaced.

One firefighter was slightly injured but was treated at the scene.

The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department received the call at about 11 a.m. Monday. The first firefighters found the garage and attic on fire, and a burning SUV in the driveway. Six engine companies and a truck company from Alameda County brought the fire under control in about 45 minutes.

Fire damage was limited to the garage and attic, but there was extensive smoke damage throughout the house. The four displaced occupants were working with their insurance company to find temporary housing.