MODESTO — A vacant home that has burned once before was destroyed Wednesday in an early morning blaze.
The Modesto Regional Fire Authority, with assistance from the Ceres Fire Department, responded to the fire at 2116 San Martin Drive in south Modesto about 7:15 a.m, according to Division Chief Sean Slamon.
It took 23 firefighters about 20 minutes to extinguished the blaze. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.
The cost of damage to the home is about $40,000, Slamon said.
Modesto Regional Fire Authority reminds residents that October is Fire Prevention month. Check the batteries in smoke detectors and ensure your family has an escape plan in the event of a fire.