Nearly $1 million in damages are reported a month after
Santa Clara County fire officials are reporting that the property estimated loss from the June 11 inferno was $600,000 and the content estimate in damages was $300,000.
The home is owned by Los Gatos residents Carolyn and Bret Moore. Five firefighters and one Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police officer were transported to area hospitals due to heat exhaustion the day of the fire.
On Facebook, friends and the Moore family posted that they would be staying with the David Burt family that lives on Jacaranda Way, at the corner of Jacaranda Way and Longwood Drive.
A report of the blaze indicated 24 apparatus and 50 personnel responded to the fire, which was reported at 3:49 p.m. and was completely cleared late that evening at 11:04 p.m.
The first engine arrived on scene to find the single-story home smoking from the southwest corner of the roof and a passer-by was on scene putting water on the roof with a garden hose.
Although there was no visible fire seen from the roof, living room or bedroom on the southwest side of the house, the property's attic and bedroom quickly engulfed, the report indicated.
The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to county fire officials.
This weekend, the property was completely surrounded by a green chain-link fence and it's apparent that the home in uninhabitable.
A banner from the family expressed its gratitude to the communty for its support during the tragedy. It read: "A heartfelt thanks to our family, friends and this community for all your support. Love, The Moore Family."