A two-alarm fire at 1100 Norton Street in the Shoreview neighborhood with flames that could be spotted from Highway 101 destroyed one building and damaged two others late Thursday morning.
The fire started at around 11 a.m. in an out building attached to the back of a home. It spread to the home while wind spread it to a different structure on an adjacent property about 4 feet away, said Robert Marshall, fire marshal for the San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department.
The fire prompted the temporary closure of several nearby streets and the Kehoe Avenue off-ramp from Highway 101. The first building was a total loss, the home attached to it was significantly damaged and the third was about 50 percent damaged, Marshall said.
The cause is being investigated but was not suspicious, Marshall said.
About seven people were reported to have been displaced and there were initial reports there was a rescue situation though the two people missing were found elsewhere later. The fire was knocked down in about 45 minutes and there were no injuries, Marshall said.
There were 14 pieces of equipment dispatched with about 30 firefighters. No one was injured, Marshall said.
The scene was cleared about 5 1/2 hours after the fire started. Officials from Pacific Gas and Electric said a few dozen customers were without power as a pole was damaged during the fire and would need to be replaced. Power was expected to be restored by Thursday evening.