VISALIA, Calif (KSEE/KGPE) — Fire crews battled an early morning blaze at a Visalia home on Sunday, according to the Visalia Fire Department.
Firefighters responded to the fire around 3 a.m. in the area of 2400 E. Vassar Drive, Battalion Chief Derek Frick said.
The first unit to arrive reported flames showing through the roof with a partial collapse of a two-story residence.
Frick said firefighters initiated a defensive fire attack and called for more units to arrive to the blaze.
The home was found to be vacant at the time of the fire, the fire department said. Crews were able to contain the blaze in about 30 minutes but remained at the scene throughout the morning to prevent any flareups.
A total of 27 fire personnel responded to the blaze including five engines, two ladder trucks, two battalion chiefs, the fire chief, an investigator and paramedics.