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Two-alarm house fire displaces five in Fresno on Father's Day

Smoke can be seen coming from a house on San Gabriel Avenue in Fresno, June 17, 2018.
Smoke can be seen coming from a house on San Gabriel Avenue in Fresno, June 17, 2018. lvalenzuela@fresnobee.com

Five people were displaced by a two-alarm house fire in east-central Fresno on Father’s Day.

A little after 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Fresno Fire Department and Clovis Fire Department responded to the fire on the 4000 block of East San Gabriel Avenue, said Fresno Battalion Chief Robert Camp.

Initial crews went into a rescue operation as soon as they arrived and extracted one person who was still in the home. The occupant was examined by a medical unit for smoke inhalation but released.

By 5:20 p.m units had the fire under control. The flames caused significant damage to the attic and roof of the home causing the house to be unlivable. Thirty-three firefighters were called to the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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