No one was injured but four people were displaced in a kitchen fire reported this morning at a San Ramon apartment complex, a fire district spokeswoman said.
A neighbor at the Country Brook Apartments called to report the fire at 12355 Alcosta Boulevard around 9:15 a.m. after seeing smoke coming from underneath an apartment's front door, Fire District Spokeswoman Kimberly French said. Crews quickly extinguished the fire.
Fire crews from Station 39 arriving on scene saw smoke coming from the two-story apartment building and found a fire in a first-floor apartment that sent smoke through a ventilation system and into a second-floor unit, French said.
A family of three inside the upper apartment at the time of the fire evacuated safely, while the lower apartment's resident was not at home at the time the fire broke out.
Smoke detectors at the apartment complex also warned other residents of the blaze and no injuries were reported.
The American Red Cross is being called to provide housing assistance for the four displaced residents.
French said the fire appears to have been sparked by something cooking in the kitchen, but investigators are still looking into the exact cause.
The fire caused about $25,000 in damage to the building and its contents, she said.
Cooking equipment, especially the stove and oven, are the leading cause of fires and burn related injuries in the home. San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District reminds residents to keep anything that can catch fire away from the stove top and to never leave items that are cooking unattended.