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Fire crews called to Harrisburg house fire

Fire crews called to Harrisburg house fire

According to fire officials, crews responded to a house near 67th Avenue and McDowell Road for reports of flames coming from the roof and a person screaming for help from inside the home.

Alameda County firefighters extinguished the one-alarm blaze in about 10 minutes after arriving in the 17200 block of Via San Ardo at 6:37 p.m., according to fire department spokeswoman Aisha Knowles. "It was unknown at the time whether anyone was inside".

At noon, French Village and Fairview Heights fire crews were still working at the scene, making sure no hot spots remained in the house. The woman was eventually found safe and was away visiting with her adult daughter.

An 83-year-old man died who perished a fire Saturday at his Hickory Township home died of smoke inhalation. One was discovered alive and one was deceased. Investigation into how the fire began is ongoing. No injuries have been reported.

The body was turned over to the Medical Examiner's Office for positive identification and cause of death determination.

The victim's identity has not yet been released.

"This tragic fire serves as a reminder about the importance of practicing fire safety", Rutledge added.