Crews with A&A Fencing install fencing around the badly burned house. Early this morning (07-31-13) crews from the Modesto Regional Fire Authority responded to the 200 block of Elmwood Ave. for a house on fire. On scene firefighters encountered a Bungalow style single story house with the rear third of the house on fire. Crews made their way into the house and on to the roof to combat the blaze. As the Truck Company ventilated, the back of the roof began to fail. At the same time, the Incident Commander was informed of fire in the basement. The decision was made to change to a defensive fire fight and pull everyone out of the house and off of the roof. The entire roof collapsed a few minutes later. The initial fire loss is estimated at $200,000.00 structural damage and $50,000.00 in contents loss.
Crews with A&A Fencing install fencing around the badly burned house. Early this morning (07-31-13) crews from the Modesto Regional Fire Authority responded to the 200 block of Elmwood Ave. for a house on fire. On scene firefighters encountered a Bungalow style single story house with the rear third of the house on fire. Crews made their way into the house and on to the roof to combat the blaze. As the Truck Company ventilated, the back of the roof began to fail. At the same time, the Incident Commander was informed of fire in the basement. The decision was made to change to a defensive fire fight and pull everyone out of the house and off of the roof. The entire roof collapsed a few minutes later. The initial fire loss is estimated at $200,000.00 structural damage and $50,000.00 in contents loss. The Modesto Bee
Crews with A&A Fencing install fencing around the badly burned house. Early this morning (07-31-13) crews from the Modesto Regional Fire Authority responded to the 200 block of Elmwood Ave. for a house on fire. On scene firefighters encountered a Bungalow style single story house with the rear third of the house on fire. Crews made their way into the house and on to the roof to combat the blaze. As the Truck Company ventilated, the back of the roof began to fail. At the same time, the Incident Commander was informed of fire in the basement. The decision was made to change to a defensive fire fight and pull everyone out of the house and off of the roof. The entire roof collapsed a few minutes later. The initial fire loss is estimated at $200,000.00 structural damage and $50,000.00 in contents loss. The Modesto Bee

Modesto house fire deemed an accident; everyone's OK

July 31, 2013 06:52 AM

UPDATED July 31, 2013 01:22 PM

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