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Man Dies in House Fire

A man was unable to escape a Friday morning house fire on the 1200 block of Asti Court.

A man died Friday morning after he was unable to escape a house fire, Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Battalion Chief Jack Neiman-Kimel said.

At around 6:15 a.m. emergency crews were sent to the 1200 block of Asti Court, near Holmes Street, for a report of a house fire.

When firefighters arrived they saw a two-story home with flames coming from its garage, Neiman-Kimel said.

The blaze was then upgraded to a two-alarm fire but was quickly extinguished when firefighters arrived.

The garage, which had been converted into a room, was destroyed.

All the other occupants were able to get out of the house once they smelled what they described as burning plastic, Neiman-Kimel said.

No other injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Livermore Patch will update this story as more information is made available.

Martin January 02, 2012 at 02:16 AM
I believe the accident being refered to in this post was the motorcycle down which ultimately lead to: "James Peeff died late Wednesday night after he crashed his motorcycle into a minivan at the intersection of Murrieta Boulevard and Holmes Street in Livermore." This particular fire call on Astii was right off Paris way. The point Terry was making is in the perfect world regardless of the call, the closest fire station should respond regardless of what department they're technically a part of... Something that does make sense. As a side note, If I do recall (I was 1/2 asleep when I was hearing the holmes and Murrieta call go out) There was a request for an advanced critical care ambulance as well as a helo made by LPFD for the motorcyclist. If memory serves that particular Ambulance ended up being unavailable due to being on scene with county at a call on mines road somewhere... so theres chances county 18 was possibly unavailable due to being out on that run.
Tammy January 02, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Are they releasing the name of the man?
Informed Citizen January 02, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Amen to that!
Informed Citizen January 02, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Terry, seems to me that you are causing undue "bickering". The public already has a skewed view of the fire depatments duties. The firefighters can't even get a coffee without someone complaining that they are doing this on work time. You are just adding fuel to the ignorance of this topic. I think it is a shame that so many have complained about what they don't understand.
Terry Givens January 02, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Informed Citizen, I still stand by what I stated at the beginning the citizen and the people of Livermore should expect that the fire station closest to an incident be sent, regardless of whose name is on the door. You supported that above when you showed proof that station 9 was closer to the house fire than station 8 was. So if that's the case then station 8 should be sent to incidents that they are closer to. We are saying the same thing!

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