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


Subject :

Kitchen Fire at 871 Lytton Avenue
Contact : Doug Conn, Acting Battalion Chief, Fire Department    (650) 329-2615
Palo Alto, CA -- On Tuesday July 17, at 12:13 PM, the Palo Alto Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire at 871 Lytton Ave.

The resident came home to hear her smoke alarms sounding in her house and found smoke inside when she opened the front door. The dishwasher had been running when she left and is believed to be the cause of the fire. Palo Alto Fire Engine 1 was first on scene and extinguished the fire with a single 1¾ inch hose line.

Minor fire and water damage occurred to the area around the dishwasher and there was smoke damage throughout the two story home. There were no injuries to the residents. The fire is currently under investigation.

The response included Palo Alto Fire Engines 1 & 3, Rescue-2, Truck-6, Menlo Park Engine 1 and Palo Alto Battalion Chief-6.