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Condo Blaze Singes $60,000-worth of Damage

San Rafael firefighters spent their Halloween night extinguishing a fire at a two-story, four-unit condo at 16 Picadilly Ct.

Firefighters doused a fire in a two-story, four-unit condominium Halloween evening. after a driver reported seeing smoke bellowing from the roof and chimney, according to San Rafael Fire Chief Chris Gray.

Around 9:20 p.m., firefighters arrived at 16 Picadilly Ct. and saw smoking and flames coming from the roof and chimney of the unit. They found evidence of a fire in the chimney. The blaze was extending into a large common attic that covered the four units, spreading around the chimney and flue above the occupied primary unit and into a vacant unit next door due to the common area. 

“Residents were home at the time of the fire on Halloween and responded to a driver honking a horn outside who saw a fire building around the unit's chimney and roof area,” Gray said.

The homeowners attempted to extinguish the fire from the outside patio as it was spreading after they called 9-1-1. No one was harmed and the estimated cost is around $60,000, according to Gray.

The fire is under investigation and they suspect a failure of the fireplace flue was the cause.

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      gabriela remhof November 01, 2012 at 02:54 PM
      Thank you fire fighters, you are hero's!! we are Picadilly neigbour's and very impressed what a great job you all did on halloween night . Thank you

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