Fire breaks out at Modesto home, displacing 6

June 13, 2013 

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PATTY GUERRA/pguerra@modbee.com Fire caused major damage to a home on Desert Pine Court in southwest Modesto, Ca. early Thursday (06-13-13).

JOAN BARNETT LEE — The Modesto Bee Buy Photo

— Three adults and three children escaped injury when their house caught fire early Thursday.

According to Modesto Regional Fire Battalion Chief Hugo Patino, the fire was reported at 3:01 a.m. in the 1100 block of Desert Pine Court.

When firefighters arrived at 3:08 a.m., the residents were out of the house. Firefighters called a second alarm for more resources and had the fire under control at 3:41 a.m. They remained on scene until 6:36 a.m.

Cause of the fire had not been determined Thursday morning. It started in the rear right-hand corner of the house and spread to the attic, Patino said. A damage estimate also was not available.

The American Red Cross responded to help house the people displaced by the fire.

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