Six people, all adults, were displaced when fire spread through a house in central Modesto on Sunday evening. Two people were home at the time, and one was taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
Just after 6 p.m., crews with the Modesto and Ceres fire departments were dispatched to a structure fire on the 2000 block of Somerset Drive, just southwest of Bowen Avenue and the Virginia Corridor Trail.
First crews on scene found heavy smoke coming from a single-family, one-story home. The fire originated in a bedroom, said Andrew Hunter, acting battalion chief with Modesto Fire.
Firefighters quickly contained the blaze, keeping it from getting into the attic space, Hunter said. But it had spread from the bedroom to other rooms of the house. Every room in the roughly 1,200-square-foot residence suffered some damage, he said.
Damage to the home was estimated at $25,000. The cause of the fire remained under investigation Monday morning.