Morning Fire at East Palo Alto House Under Investigation

The home at Bell Street and Capitol Avenue was under construction.

UPDATED: Dec. 9, 3:15 p.m.

A house undergoing renovation in East Palo Alto was destroyed in a fire this morning, a Menlo Park Fire Protection District inspector said.

The two-alarm fire was reported around 6:15 a.m. in the 600 block of Bell Street, at the corner of Capitol Avenue, senior fire inspector Jon Johnston said.

 The single-story home was being remodeled and was vacant when the fire broke out.

A neighbor walking a dog on the block noticed flames and called for help, Johnston said.

 When firefighters arrived, the home was engulfed in flames, Johnston said. Fire crews knocked down the fire around 7 a.m.

 The fire spread to a detached garage, and there was minor damage to a neighboring home, he said.

 The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.


Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m.
: Firefighters in San Mateo County are currently working on putting out a blaze in East Palo Alto, a dispatcher said.

Crews responded to a report of a fire in the area of Bell Street and Capitol Avenue, according to the dispatcher.

Further details about the blaze were not immediately available.

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