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Press Release

Monday, December 16, 2019

Residential Structure Fire

Turlock City Fire Department responded to the report of a working structure fire in the 2100 block of Mayfaire Drive on December 16, 2019 at 2:14 p.m.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find a garage fully involved with heavy fire and spreading to the attached residence and a parked vehicle in the driveway. Turlock Firefighters deployed multiple hoselines and started knocking down the fire and limiting the fireís spread to neighboring residences. 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.

All occupants escaped the fire without injury prior to the fire departmentís arrival. Two occupants have been displaced as a result of the fire and Red Cross is working to assist the family.

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 mgomez@turlock.ca.us.

Media Contact: Captain Kevin Tidwell, Public Information Officer Ktidwell@turlock.ca.us 209-216-6455


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