Fire crews respond to blaze at vacant east Fresno house

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FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Fire crews battled a blaze at a vacant home in east Fresno Sunday morning, according to the Fresno Fire Department.

The blaze was reported at 6:45 a.m. in the area of 4600 block of N 2nd Street, near the intersection of Gettysburg Avenue and 1st Street, Batallion Chief Mike Gilbert said. Crews arrived and found heavy smoke showing from the home’s rear attic.

Firefighters had to retreat from the house after the roof partially collapsed from the inside as the A/C unit began to come through the roof into the home.

Flames then quickly spread into the second story of the home and just became too big for fire crews, Gilbert said.

A total of seven trucks and engines, with 24-35 personnel, responded to the blaze.

Gilbert said the home was a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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