Patio barbecue ignites Clovis apartment complex

A patio barbecue was the likely cause of a Clovis apartment fire that caused approximately $250,000 worth of damage and displaced seven people on Sunday afternoon, Clovis Fire Battalion Chief Rich Cadigan said.

Two of the units in the complex near Scott and Cole avenues were significantly damaged, while two more sustained minor damage in the 3 p.m. fire. All four of the units were left in unlivable condition, Cadigan said.