News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 09/27/2010
Subject :

Attic Fire in Home on Coastland
Contact : Roger Bloom, Deputy Fire Chief    650-329-2515

Palo Alto, CA - Palo Alto Fire Department responded to a report of a roof fire on the 700 block of Coastland Drive. Palo Alto Police was first on scene and reported no flames, but smoke coming from the eaves of the roof. Firefighters cut an inspection hole in the roof and pulled the ceiling in the front living room to discover a small fire that had charred portions of the roof rafters and insulation. There was construction going on at the location of the fire.

The amount of damage is unknown and the cause is still under investigation. No injuries were reported and the occupants, who were home at the time of the fire, evacuated safely and should be able to return to the home once utilities are restored.