Fire damages vacant home in Modesto

local@modbee.comDecember 17, 2013 

— A fire broke out in a vacant home in south Modesto early Tuesday, causing an estimated $80,000 in damage.

According to Modesto Regional Fire Battalion Chief Randy Anderson, firefighters responded to the fire in the 2000 block of Frazier Avenue at 2:21 a.m.

When firefighters arrived at 2:25 a.m., they found the house fully engulfed, with flames shooting through the roof.

The roof partially collapsed when the heating and air conditioning unit fell through it.

Fire crews contained the fire within 40 minutes. A total of 19 personnel from Modestio Regional and Ceres Fire fought the blaze and kept it from spreading.

There were no injuries. Officials said the cause of the fire appears to be suspicious and is under investigation.

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