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Saturday, 24 December 2016 16:45

Suspicious Fire Damages Modesto Care Home

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Suspicious Fire Damages Modesto Care Home Photo: Modesto Fire Department

MODESTO - Firefighters battled a blaze that significantly damaged a care home Saturday morning.

The fire was dispatched at about 8:30am at a residence on the 1000 block of Elmhurst Drive. Arriving fire crews encountered heavy fire conditions at the front of the home.

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Fire crews aggressively attacked the blaze from the interior of the home, bringing it under control within 15 minutes. The fire did not extend into the attic of the home. 

Firefighters searched the home to make sure no one was trapped inside. The house was reportedly being used by the occupant as a board and care facility.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and said to be suspicious in nature, and early damage estimates are placed at $100,000. Five engines, a truck, two chief officers and an investigator all responded ot the scene.

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