A Turlock man was injured when trying to escape a house fire Sunday evening.
The man sustained second-degree burns on his forehead and a laceration on his left arm when he fell while trying to leave the home, according to the Turlock Fire Department. The man was treated at the scene by the firefighters and then transported by ambulance to an area hospital.Delete - Merge Up
The fire was reported just after 7 p.m. Sunday at a home at 620 Northside Court.
The first engine to arrive at the scene found the injured man outside the home and
smoke showing from the eaves and inside the single-story residence.
Fire crews made an offensive interior and overhead ventilation attack to extinguish the fire within minutes after arriving on scene.
“Fire crews worked in a coordinated fire attack to knock the fire down, ventilate the roof, and do a primary search of the residence,” Turlock Fire Chief Robert Talloni said.
Turlock Fire responded with three engines and a ladder truck, the Fire Chief, a division chief, and a battalion chief. The Ceres Fire Department provided assistance with one engine and a battalion chief, while Turlock Rural Fire Department provided coverage throughout the city.
The cause of the fire has not been determined and the fire marshal was brought in to investigate. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact the fire marshal at 669-2119.