San Ramon Valley Firefighters responded to a 2nd alarm structure fire located at 137 Avocado Court in San Ramon, this morning, November 22, 2014, at 7:42 a.m. Six engines, two trucks, two paramedic ambulances, one breathing support unit, three chief officers and two fire investigators were called to the scene.
Crews from Station 39 were first on scene and arrived to find smoke and flames showing from the home. Crews began an immediate search and found one occupant inside. Firefighters quickly moved the elderly man outside and provided care. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital, where unfortunately he did not survive his injuries.
Firefighters were able to have the fire extinguished in less than 20 minutes. The fire started in the bedroom. There were no working smoke alarms in the home. Neighbors saw and smelled smoke, then called 9-1-1. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District reminds residents to have working smoke alarms installed in all bedrooms, outside all sleeping areas and on every level of your home. Test your smoke alarms once a month and change the batteries at least once a year.
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is an internationally-accredited special district that provides all-risk fire, rescue and emergency medical services to the communities of Alamo, Blackhawk, the Town of Danville, Diablo, the City of San Ramon, the southern area of Morgan Territory and the Tassajara Valley, in Northern California (Contra Costa County). The District's service area encompasses approximately 155 square miles and serves a population of 180,000.