A man was taken to the hospital Sunday after inhaling smoke from a fire that broke out in an abandoned structure south of Fresno.
Fresno County Fire Capt. Jeremiah Wittwer said the fire on the 3700 block of South Harding Avenue, south of Fresno, broke out just before 5 p.m.
The structure’s power lines were down due to the fire and PG&E was called to assist. The California Highway Patrol also assisted with road blockage.
The fire caused damage to the homes on both sides of the empty structure, which is about 1,200 square feet, Wittwer said. The person who was hospitalized was not identified, but was an older male. Wittwer said he belonged to one of the neighboring homes that were damaged by the fire. His condition was not known.
Investigators were called to the scene to look into what started the fire.
Damage was estimated at $100,000 to $120,000.