Fresno State offers students housing after nearby fire destroys their homes

Local News

FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) – Fresno State officials say students who lost their homes in a nearby fire were offered on-campus housing Sunday night.

The three-alarm fire broke out around 7 p.m. at the MapleWood Apartments at Shaw and Backer avenues. At least seven units were destroyed in the fire after the blaze likely began in the parking lot, Fresno Fire officials say.

“At no time was the campus in any danger. Unfortunately, several students who lived in the MapleWood Apartment complex were displaced,” says Fresno State spokesperson Lisa Boyles in a news release.

Adding, “Fresno State Housing was able to immediately accommodate these students by providing lodging on campus. University officials are continuing to monitor in the event they learn of additional students who need emergency housing due to the off-campus apartment fire.” 

Fresno State students who have been displaced by the fire are encouraged to call Fresno State Police dispatch at 559-278-8400 regarding emergency housing.

The American Red Cross is also available to to help all apartment residents affected by the fire.

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