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Saturday night blaze destroys one home, damages another

A home was destroyed and another was damaged in a two-alarm fire Saturday evening in Mountain View, fire officials said today (Sept. 8).

Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at a single-family home in the 1800 block of Orangetree Lane at about 7:45 p.m., Mountain View fire spokeswoman Jaime Garrett said.

When crews arrived, they found a home engulfed in flames; the fire had also spread to a second home, Garrett said.

A nearby gas meter caught fire as well, and PG&E crews were called out to help firefighters safely shut off the meter, she said.

The fire was under control around 9 p.m.

Four people in the home that initially caught fire left the house before crews arrived at the scene. A dog was inside the second affected home but escaped safely when crews entered the dwelling, Garrett said.

No injuries were reported.

The home where the fire originated was "pretty much completely destroyed," Garrett said. The second home was partially damaged.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

— Bay City News Service

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