For the fourth time in six years, a fire broke out at the Country Brook Apartment complex on Thursday morning, San Ramon Valley spokeswoman Kimberly French said.
The one-alarm kitchen fire at 12355 Alcosta Boulevard started on the first floor and the smoke moved its way up to the apartment above. The San Ramon Valley Fire Department was notified at 9:14 a.m. and the fire was fully contained at 9:31 a.m.
An adult in the apartment where the fire started and a family of three in the apartment above walked away from the blaze without any injuries. The American Red Cross is currently working to find temporary housing for all four.
The fire department estimates the fire caused $20,000 in damages.
This is just the latest fire at the complex. In December 2011, a blaze damaged 12 apartments and injured one, causing $1.5 million in damages.
In 2009, a three-alarm fire damaged 16 units and caused an estimated $3.2 million in damages.