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August 20, 2013

Firefighters kept busy with 2 overnight blazes

Firefighters in Modesto handled two structure fires overnight, one at a vacant home and one in a detached garage. Nobody was hurt in either incident.

Firefighters in Modesto handled two structure fires overnight, one at a vacant home and one in a detached garage. Nobody was hurt in either incident.

According to Division Chief Sean Slamon, the first fire was reported at 11:26 p.m. Monday at a home in the 1300 block of Monterey Avenue. It was the second fire at the house this summer; a previous blaze was reported in June. The two-story house had heavy smoke and flames when firefighters arrived. It took an hour and 38 minutes to put out the fire. The blaze caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.

The second blaze broke out at 3:16 a.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of Lucerne Avenue. Slamon described the building involved as a detached garage that had been converted into a residence.

The occupants were not home at the time. Damages were estimated at $2,000. The cause is under investigation.

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