Fire damages home in Fresno County near Selma

The Fresno BeeApril 14, 2014 

Six adults and three children were displaced due to a house fire near Selma on Monday morning that caused significant damage.

Red Cross arrived to the fire to assist the displaced residents, said Ryan Michaels, a Fresno County Fire spokesman.

When firefighters arrived, the fire was well-established in one corner of the house located at Nebraska Avenue between Temperance and DeWolf avenues. Power lines also were down, Michaels said.

Debris and material around a water heater started the fire, which caused $175,000 in damages, Michaels said.

The fire was contained before 9 a.m., but crews were still working on hot spots and the home was full of smoke. Michaels said the majority of the contents inside the home were destroyed.

Michaels said there were no working smoke detectors in the house, but a resident noticed smoke, so everyone was able to get out safely.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6679 or bvaccari@fresnobee.com.

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