A two-alarm fire displaced 15 from their apartments in southeast Fresno on Saturday morning, Fresno fire said.
Firefighters received the initial alert about an apartment fire around 5:37 a.m., fire spokesman Hector Vasquez said. The eight-unit complex, located near Kings Canyon Road and Peach Avenue, had four apartments on two floors and the fire began in one of the first floor units.
One first-floor unit sustained heavy damage which extended up to the attic of the unit directly above it, Vasquez said. There were roughly 40 firefighters on scene.
There was around $150,000 of damage to the property and the electrical damage was so severe that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. had to cut power to the whole complex, Vasquez said. The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is assisting the 15 residents who were displaced.
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The fire was contained by around 6:15 a.m. and the cause is under investigation, Vasquez said.