Fire officials: At least 10 people displaced in ‘suspicious’ Fresno apartment fire

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FRESNO, California – At least 10 people are displaced from their homes after a fire broke out in the center unit of a three-unit building.

It happened around 11 a.m. near Dennett and Hulbert avenues, when occupants called 911 as the fire broke out, says North Central Fire District’s Andy Isolano.

He says the units have families living inside, but no one was inside as the fire burned. The center unit is destroyed, he says, and the other two have heavy smoke damage.

The fire is being called “suspicious” because the department was called twice in the last 24 hours for a smell of gas.

“I woke up to smoke and somebody banging on my door saying fire,” says one of the occupants, Heather Greco.

She said the night before, “It was gasoline doused. The apartment was kicked in, stuff was flipped.”

Adding, “I did share a wall with them and that’s where most of my daughter’s wardrobe was, my TV, things like that.”

Fire officials estimate a $200,000 cost of damage.

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