4 injured in 6-alarm Redwood City apartment inferno

5:50 AM, Oct 17, 2013   |    comments
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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - A six-alarm fire at a Redwood City apartment building has injured four people this morning, one critically, a fire marshal said.

The fire, which is burning at a four-story, 75-unit apartment building at 926 Woodside Road near Union Avenue, was reported shortly after 5:15 a.m.

As of about 7:30 a.m., the blaze had gone to six alarms and was still burning.

Four people have been injured, one critically, Redwood City Fire Marshal Jim Palisi said. One person suffered moderate injuries and two suffered minor injuries.

Carly Esson, a barista at the Espresso Lane coffee shop, located across the street on Woodside Road, said she has been watching the fire since shortly after 5 a.m.

Esson said she could see at least 20 fire trucks and about six ambulances outside the burning building. Crowds of onlookers are standing on Woodside Road watching the fire burn, she said.

A resident of the building came into the coffee shop this morning and told Esson he had evacuated from his second-floor apartment without any of his belongings. He told her he was worried because he didn't have insurance.

Woodside Road is closed between Valota Road and Hudson Street, according to Redwood City police.

The Red Cross is responding to the Red Morton Community Center at 1120 Roosevelt Ave. to assist those displaced by the fire.

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