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Attic fire in southeast Fresno home quickly put out by firefighters

Fresno firefighters after an attic fire in a southeast Fresno home was quickly contained on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.
Fresno firefighters after an attic fire in a southeast Fresno home was quickly contained on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. pschlesinger@fresnobee.com

An attic fire at a southeast Fresno home was quickly put out Tuesday night.

Firefighters arrived to a home on the 3400 block of East Lamona Avenue, near the intersection of McKinley Avenue and First Street, around 8:30 p.m. after receiving a call about smoke coming from the attic, said Fresno fire battalion chief Thomas Cope.

The homeowner was already outside the house by the time firefighters arrived and the fire was put out minutes later, Cope said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation, Cope said. The house was in the middle of being remodeled and re-roofed.

No one was injured, Cope said. A total 20 firefighters with three engines and two trucks responded to the blaze.

Paul Schlesinger: 559-441-6659, @PaulSch_Photog

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