TURLOCK, Calif. — After a battle with a two-story blaze in Turlock, a home was damaged to the point that a family of six was displaced and one firefighter had to be treated for heat exhaustion.
The home caught fire on the 200 block of West Avenue South Thursday evening, during a time when firefighters were committed to an attic fire on the 800 block of Alpha Road.
However, crews were able to arrive to the scene and find a fire between a two-story home and a nearby detached garage. The fire was spreading into both the home and garage as firefighters tried to limit the spread.
Firefighters were able to knock down the main body of the fire, stopping the forward progression. Another engine would arrive after they cleared the Alpha Road fire and extinguished the fire spread on the inside of the building that was in both the first and and second story bedrooms.
The family had left the home before the fire department arrived and was not injured during the fire.