A fire in the kitchen of a Livermore home caused about $35,000 worth of damage on Saturday night, fire officials said.
According to Livermore Pleasanton Battalion Chief Joe Testa, the homeowners in the 3900 block of Harvard Court were in the process of moving out so the house did not have many personal possessions inside at the time of the blaze.
Testa says the fire appeared to have originated in oven and was contained to the kitchen.
"The fire was reported at 8:01 p.m. and was under control within a few minutes of our arrival," Testa said. "There was heavy smoke damage throughout the house."
Testa said the homeowner returned to the vacant house to claim his remaining possessions and he estimates the damage to be about $35,000.