Two firefighters had to be treated for smoke inhalation and overheating while battling a two-alarm house fire in Turlock on Friday afternoon.
The Turlock Fire Department responded to the fire at 1:38 p.m. on St. Joseph Place in Turlock. Heavy smoke and fire were found when crews arrived, according to a press release from the fire department. Crews were able to control the fire, but there was major damage to the two-story house and attic area. No injuries to occupants were reported.
Because of the extent of the fire and hot afternoon temperatures, two firefighters did need medical care at the scene from paramedics; both were later cleared to return to their companies, according to the release.
In total, 23 firefighters and five engines responded to the blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Modesto Bee