Two people were displaced from their Turlock residence after flames raced through the home Monday, causing significant damage.
The fire was at a home in the 2100 block of Mayfaire Drive and was reported to the Turlock Fire Department at 2:14 p.m. Monday.
The first firefighters to arrive at the home found the garage fully involved with heavy fire and the flames spreading to the attached home and a vehicle parked in the driveway.
“Turlock Firefighters deployed multiple hose lines and started knocking down the fire and limiting the fire’s spread to neighboring residences,” said Turlock Fire Department spokesman Capt. Kevin Tidwell. “Turlock Firefighters made entry into the residence to continue battling the fire spreading into the attic. Firefighters also conducted vertical ventilation on the roof in coordination with interior crews to remove heat, smoke, and to assist with fire attack. Firefighters brought the fire under control while limiting fire spread into the residence and protecting surrounding homes.”
The residents were able to escape the home unharmed and are being assisted by the Red Cross.
Turlock City Fire Department responded with two engines, Squad 32, Utility 5, a battalion chief, the Fire Marshal and the Interim Fire Chief. Ceres Fire Department responded to the incident with one engine and a battalion chief. Turlock Irrigation District and PG&E responded to assist with securing utilities and an AMR unit responded to provide medical care to possible victims and provide firefighter safety.
Turlock Police Department assisted with traffic control while a second Ceres Fire Department engine and Turlock Rural Fire District provided city coverage during the incident.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Any inquiries regarding the investigation should be directed to Fire Marshal Mark Gomez at 209 669-2119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.