Information from the Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department—
A fire gutted the inside of an apartment in the 3800 block of Vineyard Avenue in Pleasanton on Friday night, according to officials from the Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department.
Around around 6:45 p.m., Livermore Pleasanton Fire crews encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions in the front room of a ground floor apartment unit. The fire was beginning to threaten the separate unit directly above, on the second floor of the apartment complex.
The first arriving engine attacked the fire and searched the apartment unit for any occupants. There were no occupants found in the residence. The remaining units arrived on scene and assisted with evacuation of adjacent units and other fire and rescue duties. The fire was declared under control approximately 15 minutes after the arrival of the first engine.
There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported. The Pleasanton Police Department assisted with crowd control and the gathering of occupant information. The Red Cross, in conjunction with the Complex Management, provided for the displaced families’ needs.
The involved unit was turned back over to the apartment manager and adjacent occupants were allowed back in after approximately two and one half hours from the start of the incident.