February 24, 2024

OAKLAND — The reason for a Saturday night time two-alarm fireplace that closely broken a Montclair district home and left a resident with minor burns remained beneath investigation Monday, officers stated.

The fireplace erupted about 10:45 p.m. Saturday inside the house within the 6000 block of Johnston Drive.

Hearth Division spokesman Michael Hunt stated Monday the 2 residents, a person and girl, had simply returned to the home after per week away. After they opened the entrance door they have been met by flames and smoke.

The couple was in a position to make it down a driveway to the road earlier than firefighters arrived.

A second alarm was referred to as about 10:50 p.m. Hearth crews labored to ensure nobody else was inside the house, and tried to maintain the blaze from spreading as a result of thick vegetation close to the house, Hunt stated.

Some 40 firefighters had the blaze beneath management at 11:20 p.m. No firefighters have been injured.