Fire destroys residential building in San Mateo

A two-alarm fire this morning in San Mateo completely destroyed an outbuilding where the homeowner liked to build model boats, a battalion chief said.

Flames were first reported at 9:45 a.m. at 1965 Palm Ave., Battalion Chief Joe Novelli said. When crews arrived at the home they found an outbuilding at the rear of the home completely engulfed in flames.

One bedroom in the house was mildly damaged, a window cracked and the drapes caught fire, but crews responded quickly to douse the flames and the rest of the home was unharmed.

The fire has been deemed accidental, but investigations are ongoing, Novelli said. The damage estimate for the outbuilding is around $25,000.

No one was injured in the blaze, Novelli said.

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