Four people were displaced by a fire at a single-family home in south Modesto on Wednesday morning.
Crews from the Modesto and Ceres fire departments were dispatched about 6 a.m. to the report of a house fire on the 1600 block of Boise Avenue, near the corner of West Hatch Road.
First on scene found heavy fire and smoke coming from the house, said Modesto Battalion Chief Randy Anderson. The fire originated outside at the rear of the home and extended inside. A neighboring house was threatened, Anderson said, so crews first knocked down the flames outside, then quickly contained the interior fire.
The residents had exited on their own and were uninjured. Red Cross was called to assist the three adults and a child, Anderson said, and the occupants also were given a $100 SAVE (Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency) card provided by the California Fire Foundation to help with food, clothing or other needs.
Initial damage estimate was put at $125,000 to $150,000, Anderson said. Fire investigators were on scene to determine the cause.
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