Fresno Fire warning community of attic fires after seeing multiple in 24 hours
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) – The Fresno Fire Department warns the public after two separate attic fires occurred in the city within 24 hours.
The fire on Saturday occurred at Teilman and Peralta in southwest Fresno.
The residents of the house called 911 because there was a strange smell somewhere in the house.
When firefighters arrived, they were able to determine that it was indeed the start of an attic fire and were able to contain it before it spread any further.
Officials say it started because of a wiring problem where it smoldered overnight and eventually ignited.
The same cause caused another attic fire on Price and Grove in southeast Fresno.
Firefighters urge homeowners to take steps to prevent these type of fires as it doesn’t take long for a fire to go through a ceiling.
“It doesn’t take much to collapse a roof, especially if you live in a lightly built house. Something newer in the last 20-25 years and light in the attic doesn’t take much to burn once that collapses “says Shane Brown, PIO of Fresno Fire.
Officials urge everyone to speak to the other members of your household and make a plan in case a fire breaks out.
December is usually the busiest month of the year for the fire department.
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