VIDEO: 6-Alarm-Fire in Redwood City Under Control
By Candice Naranjo
Thu Oct 17th, 2013 6:05am America/Los_Angeles
REDWOOD CITY — A six-alarm fire at a Redwood City apartment building has been contained this morning but firefighters are still working to control the blaze, a fire marshal said.
The fire was reported shortly after 5:15 a.m. at a four-story, 75-unit apartment building at 926 Woodside Road.
Just before 9 a.m., Redwood City Fire Marshal Jim Palisi said the fire was nearly out but that there were still some hotspots in the building.
Four people have been injured, Palisi said. Two suffered moderate injuries and two suffered minor injuries.
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He said the rescue effort was hectic but ultimately successful, with some people escaping the building on their own and others helped out by fire crews. He said some residents climbed over balconies to get out.
The most significant damage was to the fourth floor, where the blaze appears to have started, Palisi said.
Woodside Road remains closed between Massachusetts Avenue and Gordon Street, he said.
The American Red Cross has set up an evacuation center at the Red Morton Community Center at 1120 Roosevelt Ave. to assist those displaced, spokeswoman Cynthia Shaw said.
Shaw said breakfast is being served to dozens of evacuated residents. Other resources will be provided at the center throughout the day.
She said residents with pets should stop by the center to be connected with partner agencies that are helping pet owners.
The building is managed by Terrace Associates, Inc., which has properties throughout the Peninsula and South Bay region.
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