Several residents were displaced late Saturday after a fire threatened to spread into homes at a two-story apartment complex.
The fire occurred about 11 p.m. at the apartment complex in the 1000 block of Geer Road, just north of Starr Avenue in Turlock.
Firefighters arrived at the complex and found the flames in a large storage area on the first floor, according to a news release from the Turlock Fire Department. The flames were moving up the exterior wall to the back of the apartments.
Fire officials said the heat from the blaze broke windows on the second floor, and the flames were threatening to spread into the apartments. The firefighters attacked the blaze and quickly put out the fire.
While the fire was being extinguished, other firefighters searched inside the apartments to make sure nobody was inside. Fire officials said all the tenants had made it out safely, and no injuries were reported.
“Fire crews made an aggressive fire attack and held the fire to the exterior,” Turlock Fire Chief Robert Talloni said in the news release.
Investigators had not determined the cause of the fire. Red Cross officials helped the displaced residents find a place to stay.
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