A fire that erupted in or near a sofa in the 6000 block of North Roosevelt Avenue caused an estimated $30,000 to $40,000 in damage Tuesday morning, Fresno firefighters reported.
The blaze broke out shortly after 8 a.m. at a residence north of Bullard Avenue and east of Palm Avenue, and quickly spread in the living room and into part of the attic. Damage was also reported in the kitchen as well and much of the damage was from smoke, a Fire Department spokesman said. Those in the home managed to exit the home safely. The cause is under investigation.