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Fire displaces 10 from Turlock home
One dog perished, two others missing
turlock fire truck

A fire at a Turlock home Wednesday morning killed one dog and displaced 10 residents, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

The fire was reported at 7 a.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of Julian Street.

The first crews from the Turlock Fire Department to arrive at the scene found a significant amount of smoke and flames coming from the single-story home.

The residents were outside of the home and confirmed that everyone had gotten out, but the three family dogs were missing and presumed to still be in the home.

Two Turlock fire crews were assigned to interior fire attack while Squad 32 personnel was assigned to ventilation. A fourth engine company was assigned to rescue and firefighter safety.

“One of the family’s dogs was located but did not survive the fire,” said TFD spokesman Capt. Kevin Tidwell. “Animal control was contacted and arrived shortly thereafter to retrieve the pet. The other two dogs were not located while crews were on scene.”

One resident was treated at the scene by American Medical Response emergency personnel for smoke inhalation.

Ten residents were displaced from the home because of the significant fire damage. The American Red Cross was assisting them for immediate shelter needs.

The Turlock Fire Department responded with 15 personnel including Engine 31, Engine 33, Engine 34, Squad 32, Fire 11, Chief 3, and BAT4. In accordance with the mutual aid agreement, Ceres Fire responded with BAT3 and Engine 15, totaling four personnel. Turlock Police Department provided traffic control while AMR provided patient care.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Fire Marshal Mark Gomez at 669-2119 or