A home that caught fire on First Street just south of Herndon Avenue early Tuesday was a total loss, the Fresno Fire Department reported.
The fire was reported at 4:07 a.m. and firefighters arrived about four minutes later to find flames and smoke roaring from the home. Fire department spokesman Hector Vasquez said a second alarm was sounded and 22 firefighters arrived to battle the blaze, which was controlled by 4:40 a.m. The cause is under investigation. The value of the loss was not immediately determined.