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Downtown Fresno house destroyed fire

Blighted home burns in downtown Fresno

A boarded up home became fully engulfed in flames in downtown Fresno Saturday evening. Dark smoke filled the downtown area as Fresno firefighters responded with several engines and ladder trucks trying to prevent the spread of the fire to a newer
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A boarded up home became fully engulfed in flames in downtown Fresno Saturday evening. Dark smoke filled the downtown area as Fresno firefighters responded with several engines and ladder trucks trying to prevent the spread of the fire to a newer

A house in downtown Fresno was destroyed by fire Saturday.

The fire started shortly before 6 p.m. in the basement of the home at L and Amador streets, sending clouds of dark smoke over downtown.

The house was boarded up, but it’s not clear if anybody was living at the house, Fresno Fire Deputy Chief Ted Semonious said.

Firefighters were unable to save the house, but nearby apartments were not damaged, Semonious said.

People nearby were told to evacuate and there were no injuries.

Tomas Kassahun: 559-441-6659, @TomasKassahun

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