A fire at a building on Hayes Avenue in Livermore Tuesday, June 16, destroyed two second-floor apartments and resulted in smoke and water damage to several adjacent units, according to the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.
All occupants were able to escape on their own, according to fire officials, although two people received minor injuries, with one of them taken to the hospital for treatment.
Fire units were dispatched to the apartment building shortly after noon. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, although firefighters believe the fire started on a second-floor balcony and spread to the inside. Fire officials said a resident asleep in the apartment where the fire started was awakened by a smoke alarm and was able to get out safely.
Fire officials said 13 occupants of the building were affected by the fire and are now working with the apartment manager and the insurance company to obtain temporary housing. An initial estimate set damage to the property and contents at $700,000.