An early morning house fire displaced two people in southeast Fresno on New Year’s Day.
Firefighters received a call of fire at a house at 3028 E. Madison Avenue, near Belmont Avenue and First Street, around 2 a.m., said Fresno fire Battlion Chief Todd Tuggle. They responded minutes later and found the home enveloped in thick smoke with flames in the back of the house.
A second alarm was called due to other units responding to a false alarm near Chestnut and Jensen avenues, Tuggle said.
The blaze was put out in 15 minutes after it reached into the attic. Two adults were able to safely evacuate from the fire.
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The fire caused an estimated $40,000 in damages to the house, Tuggle said. The blaze made the house uninhabitable, and the Red Cross helped to relocate the occupants.
A total of three engines and two trucks with 20 personnel responded to the fire.
Tuggle said fire investigators weren’t able to determine the cause.