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Cameo Drive House Fire Extinguished

Firefighters extinguished a house fire on Cameo Drive, near Murdell Lane.

Here's information provided by the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department:

On November 28, 2012 at 4:44 p.m., the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a residential structure fire on Cameo Drive in Livermore. The first unit arrived at 4:48 p.m. and found a single family detached residence with heavy black smoke throughout the residence.

Firefighters made entry to the building and to search for victims, locate, and extinguish the fire. The fire was under control after approximately 15 minutes. No victims were located. It was later determined that the owners were not home at the time of the fire.

Firefighters remained on scene until 9:49 p.m. completing overhaul of the fire. A total of 5 Fire Engines and 1 Truck responded to this incident.

The home sustained heavy damage to the dining room, living room and kitchen areas from the fire, and floor to ceiling smoke damage throughout the rest of the residence and to all of its contents. No firefighters or civilians were injured at this fire. The two cats that were inside the home at the time of the fire perished.

The origin of the fire was found to be the dining room. The specific cause was not determined due to heavy fire damage in the area of origin. There were no indications that the fire was of suspicious in nature.

It is estimated that there was $75,000 of damage to the home, and another $100,000 of damage to the contents for a total estimated fire damage of $175,000. The home was not inhabitable after the fire, but the homeowners were allowed in to the residence to gather some belongings.

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