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Fire forces out four from Turlock home
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According to Interim Fire Chief Michael Botto, the fire department is lacking in countless key areas, including its fleet and facilities and staffing (Journal file photo).

A fire of undetermined origins left four people displaced from their Turlock home on Monday.

All of the occupants of the home in the 1800 block of Willert Drive made it out safely and no injuries were reported, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

The fire was reported at 3 a.m. Monday.

The first firefighters to arrive found one room and all the furnishings and contents in it fully engulfed in flames.

“Firefighters used a coordinated attack to ensure there were no occupants in the house, confine and extinguish the fire, and ventilate for heat and smoke removal,” said Turlock Fire Chief Robert Talloni.

Turlock Fire responded to the incident with three engines, Squad 32, a battalion chief, the fire marshal and the chief of the department. The Ceres Fire Department responded to the incident with one engine and a battalion chief as part of a resource sharing agreement, and assisted Turlock Rural Fire District with city coverage during the incident. Other assisting agencies included Turlock Police, AMR, PG&E and TID.
The damage caused by the fire left it uninhabitable, at least temporarily. The Red Cross provided assistance to the displaced occupants.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the fire should contact Fire Marshal Mark Gomez at 669-2119 or email mgomez@turlock.ca.us.