Pleasanton mobile home park fire: 1 died, 1 injured

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

PLEASANTON, Calif. – One person died and a woman was hurt as a result of a deadly fire at a mobile home in Pleasanton. 

The fire erupted just before midnight on Wednesday at the Hacienda Mobile Home Park on Vineyard Avenue. 

As of Thursday morning, the fire was out.

Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Battalion Chief Eric Roach described a challenging situation for firefighters.  

When they arrived at the scene of the fire, five firefighters started to go into the home to rescue the person trapped inside. 

The firefighters had to quickly rush out after experiencing something firefighters call a “flashover”. 

“When a fire’s contained to a house like this, the contents heat up. Especially when the fire and gases and heat have nowhere to go,” explained Roach. “What happens is once it gets enough oxygen and it gets hot enough, all of those flammable contents burst into flames at the same time. We made the decision to go in and do what we could, knowing someone was in there. But the conditions changed on them, pretty quick.”

Authorities haven’t released any information yet on the person who died. KTVU has learned that a second person was able to escape and taken to the hospital. 

The sign in front of the park says this is a community for people 55 years and older.

How the fire started has yet to be determined. 

Firefighters are expected to return later Thursday morning to conduct an investigation. 

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.