An unattended barbecue grill is believed to have caused a weekend fire at a west Modesto home.
According to Modesto Regional Fire Authority Interim Chief Sean Slamon, firefighters were called to a home in the 1500 block of Rouse Avenue at 5:27 p.m. Sunday.
Firefighters arrived within four minutes to find heavy fire conditions from the back of the single-story home. The fire consumed an outubuilding before spreading to the house.
The occupants of the home were able to get out without being hurt.
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Crews extinguished the blaze within 30 minutes. One firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion, Slamon said in a news release. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment before returning to work.
Damages were estimated at $20,000.