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Belmont man, 89, suffers burns, smoke injuries in house fire

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Belmont Police Department
A house caught fire on Tioga Way in Belmont, Calif. Saturday, August 17, 2019. An 89-year-old man suffered burns and smoke inhalation injuries before he and two others, who were uninjured, evacuated the home.

An 89-year-old Belmont man was treated for burns and smoke inhalation resulting from a residential fire Saturday.

Belmont police and San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department units responded to the Tioga Way home about 6:40 p.m. and found that the three adult occupants had evacuated. Smoke was coming from a garage and firefighters contained the blaze there.

The older resident was sent to a hospital for observation, while a 59-year-old man and 77-year-old woman were checked by paramedics and released.

The American Red Cross is assisting the residents.

The fire appears to be accidental and the cause is under investigation, officials said.

Belmont Police Department A house caught fire on Tioga Way in Belmont, Calif. Saturday, August 17, 2019. An 89-year-old man suffered burns and smoke inhalation injuries before he and two others, who were uninjured, evacuated the home.

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