A house fire on Clovewood Lane, off of Muirwood Drive, was contained in five minutes as five Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department trucks responded Thursday morning.
The cause was undetermined, but ruled not to be suspicious. Structural damage was estimated at $35,000 and damaged home items totaled about $2,500.
While the homeowner was inside at the time of the fire, no one was injured.
Battalion Chief Joseph Testa said a call came in at 10:18 a.m. reporting a small fire in an upstairs bedroom of a home just south of Muirwood Community Park. Smoke reportedly filled the upstairs portion of the house, leading firefighters to cut a ventilation hole in the roof. The fire was extinguished shortly after the department's arrival.
Testa said a female homeowner was home at the time and exited the house as soon as she noticed the fire. Two cats were also in the home, but Animal Services Officer Roy Ficken was only able to locate one. The other one was said to have fled.
The extent of the damage and cause of the fire were still under investigation.
The reason for the five fire trucks, according to Testa, was for the added support of all the assignments and the possibility of injuries.
Testa added that the homeowner did exactly what she was supposed to do upon discovering the fire.
"It was fortunate that there was someone in the house to identify the fire and call 911 and get safely out of the house," he said. "Some people try to fight the fire and get burned or trapped."