City News

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Check out our current and recent news items below, or explore some of these other resources: 
Sign up for e-Notifications
| Major Projects List | Crime Mapping Tool | Calendar of Events | Upcoming Meetings


 

NEWS:

Fire Displaces Belmont Family

Post Date:03/13/2019 6:49 PM

Contact:  Captain Patrick Halleran, Public Information Officer - Belmont Police Department (650) 595-7430

A Belmont family is being assisted by the American Red Cross this evening, after an afternoon fire displaced them from their home on Covington Rd.  There were no injuries in the 1-alarm blaze and the cause is under investigation.

On Wednesday, 3/13/19 at approximately 2:30pm, a resident in the 800 blk of Covington Rd called 9-1-1 reporting that a neighbor's house was on fire.  Units from the Belmont Police Department, San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department and Redwood City Fire Department arrived within minutes and found heavy smoke coming from the residence.  While initial reports indicated that an elderly woman may be inside, a thorough search by firefighters found no one at home.  The family's dog, a chihuahua,  was found in the backyard unharmed.  The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes.

The residents of the home, all adults, were away at the time of the fire and returned home shortly after the fire was extinguished.  The home was deemed uninhabitable due to the fire and and the family is being assisted by the American Red Cross Disaster Services.

The scene in the 800 block of Covington Rd

 

Return to full list >>

Archived Press Releases:
For Press Releases issued before 2014, click on a link below to download a PDF file containing the Press Releases for that year.

 2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007
   2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001
logo-dropshadow