Updated at 12:26 p.m. on July 16
A 2-year-old boy died and two people—one of them his grandmother—were injured in the two-alarm blaze that ripped through a home on Lake Drive today, the Fire Department said.
A firefighter also injured his hand and had to get stitches, apparently from some broken glass during the rescue efforts.
The fire on a cul-de-sac on the 100 block of Lake Drive was reported at 8:45 a.m., and firefighters were able to extinguish it just before 9 a.m.
Deputy Fire Chief Dave Downing said the fire started in the hallway of the two-story home. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but authorities believe the fire may have started in some sort of shrine that had been set up in a hallway closet, Downing said.
There were multiple people in the home—at least three people were upstairs—when the blaze occurred, Downing said.
A woman in her 50s or 60s, who was upstairs with the boy, was found unconscious. She was revived and taken to a hospital where she was in critical condition this afternoon, Downing said.
The flames blocked the woman and the child, her grandson, from exiting the house, Downing said. The boy, who was identified by the San Mateo County Coroner's Office as Aakash Prasad, was killed in the fire.
A 69-year-old man was also burned and was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance.
Construction workers who were working on a home next door were able to rescue one man from a front bedroom, Downing said.
An elderly man was able to escape through one of the upstairs windows, and others escaped as well, Downing said.
The blaze has left at least $100,000 in damage to the home, Downing said.
Update: 10:40 a.m.
Firefighters have put out a two-alarm fire that affected at a house on Lake Drive this morning.
But it is still not clear how severe was the fire and if there was anyone injured.
The San Mateo County Fire Dispatch office said the fire was reported at about 8:45 a.m. at a home in the 100 block of Lake Drive.
Firefighters were able to control the blaze within an hour. It appears that no other homes on the cul-de-sac were affected.
A man at the scene of the fire said his brother-in-law and family lived in the home, but he wasn't sure if they were inside the home when the fire broke out or whether they were hurt.
San Bruno Patch will be following up on this story when more information becomes available.
Bay City News Service contributed to this story.