Fire caused significant damage to a $2-million home at 8044 Golden Eagle Way Saturday night, gutting part of the attic and kitchen and a backyard deck.
Firefighters from the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department rushed to the home in the gated Golden Eagle community shortly before 10 p.m. after a next door neighbor called Pleasanton police.
No one was at home when the fire started.
Pleasanton Weekly photographer Jay Flachsbarth, who followed firefighters to the blaze, said fire officials told him that the fire started outside on or below the deck, and spread to the eves of the house where it migrated into the ceiling space above the kitchen.
Quick work by LPFD kept the fire to a minimum inside of the house, although the deck was a total loss, Flachsbarth said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.