On Monday, October 30th at 9:47 AM Mountain View Communications received a 911 call reporting flames seen on a balcony at 541 Del Medio Avenue in Mountain View.
Fire personnel arrived on scene at 9:49 AM to find a small fire contained to the first story balcony of a four story apartment complex. The fire was limited to the area of a water heater closet on the balcony. Fire units quickly extinguished the localized fire, checked to ensure that the fire had not spread to other areas and ventilated the apartment complex of smoke.
One adult who was near the water heater, sustained minor injuries but refused hospital transport. All apartments in the complex remain inhabitable and no residents were displaced.
The precise cause of the fire is currently being investigated.