Fire consumed a central Fresno turn-of-the-century home turned into six apartments, adding to a busy Wednesday for firefighters.
It was the fifth structure fire and third working fire of the day for the Fresno Fire Department.
Multiple calls came at around 6 p.m. for the fire at 264 N. Roosevelt Ave., near Palm and Belmont avenues, said Casey Clark, Fresno fire battalion chief.
A second alarm was called after the first units responded in minutes and saw a large amount of flames on both floors and in the attic of the converted house, Casey said. The fire was knocked out in 20 minutes by eight responding units.
The cause of the fire was under investigation. Casey said that fire investigators would head to the scene after their investigation was finished at another apartment fire near Blackstone and Barstow avenues in northwest Fresno..
It was unknown how many apartment units were occupied. Casey said that investigators would canvas the neighborhood for witnesses and apartment occupants.