On Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 12:51 a.m., a 9-1-1 call was received reporting smoke coming from a multi-family residence in the 1800 block of Ednamary Way. The occupants of the adjacent units self-evacuated before firefighters arrived. The occupants of the affected units were not home.
Fire units were dispatched at 12:52 a.m. and arrived on the scene at 12:57 a.m. Units arrived to find smoke coming from the second floor of a two-story multi-family residence. Firefighters quickly initiated a fire attack with pre-connected fire attack lines and extinguished the flames. Fire units discovered the flames spread into the adjacent unit on the other side of the adjoining wall and quickly extinguished the fire. Mountain View Police closed traffic in both directions of Ednamary Way while fire units and equipment were on the scene.
Firefighters confirmed there was no further fire extension into the building and performed an overhaul of the structure. Careful and strategic implementation of fire attack and overhaul techniques minimized the damage to surrounding apartments. Only the two involved units were determined uninhabitable. The property management is reaching out to the affected apartment occupants to arrange temporary housing.
The “all clear” was given at 3:13 a.m., meaning everyone was accounted for, and the fire was completely extinguished. Traffic was reopened in both directions of Ednamary Way.
The fire was extinguished with no injuries. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The estimated damage to the contents and structure is $140,000. The building was turned over to facilities maintenance for continued repairs.