Calif. FFs encounter ammunition firing at residential structure fire

As Alameda County crews worked to extinguish the blaze, the homeowner managed to escape, but without his clothes

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — Alameda County firefighters encountered ammunition firing at a house fire in San Leandro on Tuesday.

Upon arrival at the house, crews found flames and heavy smoke coming from a room at the back of the structure, reported Fox2. But conditions worsened when crews heard gunfire coming from the burning room.

"When we started hearing something ammunition going off in the structure, we just alerted all of ourselves and made sure our firefighters were aware of it. We still made entry and put the fire out," said Firefighter Brian Centoni. “You just kind of stay low to get away from the ammunition and try to stay out of that room.”

Fox2 also reported that the homeowner escaped the home – naked – and even tried to use a water hose from the front yard to help extinguish some flames.

Investigators deemed the cause of the fire accidental.

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