Lucky to be alive.
Families and children escape a blaze.
It happened around Thursday, at an
apartment near KingsCanyon and Sunnyside in
The fire started in a bedroom of a 14 unit complex.
The apartment is unlivable, but eight adults and two children made it out safely.
Including Hester Phillips…
She was in the living room; her 9-year old son in the bedroom which firefighters say caught on fire.
“When I go in the room, the whole bed was on fire and the lamp that's plugged by the bed,” said Hester Phillips.
“We're real glad they had a working smoke detector
otherwise this would've been a different story,” said Fresno Fire Spokesman Koby John.
It took 40 firefighters to fight the fire. The cause is still under investigation.
Residents are staying at the Red Cross.