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Dozens Displaced in Burlingame Apartment Fire

The fire was reported late Friday night on Cadillac Way.

Firefighters extinguished an apartment building fire in Burlingame early Saturday morning that displaced as many as 50 residents, a deputy fire chief said.

The fire at 1015 Cadillac Way was reported at 11:14 p.m. Friday, Central County Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Mark Ladas said.

Two units on the third floor of the 51-unit building were entirely gutted by the flames, Ladas said. The rest of the 17 apartments on the third floor sustained smoke damage, leaving them temporarily uninhabitable.

Eight more units on the third floor above and below the two involved apartments sustained water damage, and those residents were displaced as well.

In total, between 25 and 50 residents of the building were left temporarily homeless Saturday morning, and were being assisted by the Red Cross.

Sixty fire personnel from 10 agencies responded to the fire, and had the fire under control in about 20 minutes and completely extinguished by 12:15 a.m., Ladas said.

-- Bay City News

stacey June 16, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Yes, I live in the building next door and the amount of firefighters was staggering. They were calm so I was calm & felt safe. Thank you Firefighters, Police, Ambulance & all others on sceen. I wish all the displaced families the best possible outcomes in spite of this awful event.
Laura Dudnick June 17, 2012 at 04:26 AM
Thanks for your comments, Stacey and CC. It's always important to recognize firefighters and public safety officials for their courageous work in these situations.
Rfv June 17, 2012 at 05:20 AM
Is there anywhere to donate to specifically help the 50 displaced people, or is best to send a donation to the Red Cross?
Laura Dudnick June 17, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Hi RFV, I'm sorry I just saw your comment. Here's a link to the Bay Area Red Cross donation page: http://www.redcrossbayarea.org/general_calltoaction.asp?CTA=5&SN=5086&OP=5087&IDCapitulo=VA24T92924 By the way, that's really generous of you to want to help out. I'm sure the Burlingame residents affected by this fire will appreciate it. Laura
Rfv June 18, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Thanks for the link -- I've sent my donation, glad there is Red Cross to help out.

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