School Board Member Hodge’s House Burns

hodgefire.jpgOakland School Board member Greg Hodge’s home in West Oakland burned last Sunday. Hodge, left, is shown surveying the damage to all floors of his 3-story Victorian, including the first floor tenant’s apartment. James Williams, Deputy Chief of Fire Operations, at  right, said the cause of the blaze, which started on the third floor, is yet to be determined. The 2-alarm fire started at 5:29pm and was declared under control at 5:53pm. None of the residents or pets were injured. Williams and Oakland Fire Department Chaplain Maggie Dorsey are shown consoling  neighbors and family members. Photos by Danny Barlogio. Graphic design by Alapi Bhatt.