A fire at a Modesto triplex Sunday afternoon left three people uninjured, but without a home.
According to a news release from Modesto Regional Fire Authority Division Chief Sean Slamon, firefighters were dispatched to a triplex in the 1900 block of Scenic Drive at 12:51 p.m. They arrived to find a mattress on fire, up against a trash bin. T
he fire broke through a window in the garage and was spreading inside to the garage’s contents. At the same time, the blaze was climbing to the second story of the structure, into the shake-sided wall and attic.
Firefighters had the blaze under control within 25 minutes. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at $141,000 to the structure and $21,000 to the contents.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. The residents declined help from the American Red Cross, saying they would stay with family.