Fire damages home across from Pleasanton Library

Plywood left on top of floor furnace ignites, causing blaze

An unoccupied home at 4834 Harrison St. sustained some damage Saturday when plywood placed on top of a floor furnace caught fire.

Firefighters from the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department were at the scene minutes after a motorist called to report smoke coming from the home, which is located across Old Bernal Avenue from the Pleasanton Library.

An ambulance also was dispatched to the scene, but left after it was determined no one was inside the smoke-filled home.

Fire department investigators determined that the cause of the fire was a 1-foot by 2-foot piece of plywood that was inadvertently left on top of a floor furnace and caught fire. It appeared that the owner was in the process of renovating the home, fire officials said.

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Posted by Nermal
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Mar 29, 2010 at 12:47 pm

The guys with T93 on their helmets all look like models. That fire dept sure hires pretty people!

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Posted by Qwerty
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 29, 2010 at 11:45 pm

They are definitely better looking than the guys in the PD.

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Posted by Jenn
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Mar 31, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Yeah, we all know how important good looks are when Emergency service personnel comes to our aid. Come on people we're supposed to look past someone's appearance, aren't we?

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