Crews Put Out Fire in Attic of Home on the Night of September 12

September 13, 2018 Updated: September 13, 2018

Firefighters put out a fire that burned in the attic of a home in Saratoga on the night of Sept. 12, according to the Santa Clara County Fire Department.

The blaze was reported at 10:27 p.m. at a single-story home in the 13500 block of Old Tree Way.

Crews arrived and found that the residents of the home had gotten out safely and that flames were in the attic.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire within 20 minutes and contained it to the attic, although the roof and interior ceilings sustained extensive damage, county fire officials said.

Crews had to work through a large amount of insulation in the attic to make sure no hot spots sparked the fire up again.

No firefighters were injured while battling the blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

By Dan McMenamin

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