A fire of undetermined origin blazed through a two-story Turlock residence and charred a neighboring home Tuesday morning, the Turlock Fire Department reported.
No injuries were reported from the fire, though it did leave one family displaced from their home.
The fire department was dispatched to a house fire around 6 a.m. Tuesday in the
4200 block of Jasmine Court.
The first fire crews to arrive found all the residents and most of the pets outside the home, which had thick smoke pouring out and flames through most of the first floor and into the second. One cat was missing and was located by Turlock firefighters. It had some minor smoke inhalation and was treated by American Medical Response at the scene before being handed over to the owners.
With the flames already encroaching upon the second floor, the firefighters made an aggressive attack and were able to get the fire contained fairly quickly, said Turlock Fire spokesman Capt. Kevin Tidwell. Crews remained on scene for several hours for overhaul, salvage, and investigation.
“Fire crews worked in an aggressive coordinated attack to extinguish this fast-moving fire,” Turlock Fire Department Chief Robert Talloni said.
The structure sustained major damage and a neighboring residence sustained exposure damage before fire crews arrived.
Turlock City Fire Department responded with three engines, Squad 32, the Chief of the Department, Chief 2, Chief 3, the Fire Marshal and a battalion chief. Mutual aid partners Ceres and Modesto fire departments responded with a battalion chief and three engines.
American Red Cross was also called to assist the displaced occupants.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Any information regarding this incident should be directed to Fire Marshal Mark Gomez at 669-2119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.