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.
The fire was contained by around 6:15 a.m. and the cause is under investigation, Vasquez said.