Central Fresno residential fire displaces 10 (video)

The Fresno BeeMay 8, 2014 

A fire in central Fresno displaced 10 people Thursday morning and caused $60,000 in damage, the Fresno Fire Department reported. The blaze erupted about 11:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of North Brooks Avenue, near McKinley and West avenues. http://www.fresnobee.com

JIM GUY — THE FRESNO BEE

A fire in central Fresno displaced 10 people Thursday morning and caused $60,000 in damage, the Fresno Fire Department reported.

The blaze erupted about 11:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of North Brooks Avenue, near McKinley and West avenues. Spokesman Koby Johns said the home was fully involved in flames by the time firefighters arrived. That limited the ability of firefighters to aggressively battle the fire from inside the home because of the danger of collapse and an eruption of flames.

A woman who was at home at the time was treated for smoke inhalation.

The cause is under investigation. The Red Cross was called in to find alternative housing for those displaced.

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