REEDLEY – A structure fire that began in the garage area of a southwest Reedley home took the efforts of 15 Reedley firefighters and four assisting fire agencies to extinguish.
While no one was injured, two residents were displaced by the blaze, which broke out about 3:15 p.m. on Monday, July 10 in the 1400 block of West Olson Ave., west of the Olson Avenue Bridge. It took firefighters about 45 minutes to contain the fire, according to the Reedley Fire Department.
After the homeowner discovered smoke in the garage and called for firefighters, the first Chief Officer on the scene discovered smoke and flames coming from the inside of the garage, the roof area and in the side yard with the fence and other combustibles. A neighboring home also was observed to be on fire.
Firefighters aggressively attacked the flames to suppress the fire in both structures. After fully containing the blaze, firefighters inspected both structures and performed suppression and mop-up activities. The adjacent home sustained light damage to its garage area.
The main structure fire originated in the garage, but the cause of the fire is undetermined as the investigation continues. The Reedley firefighters were assisted by units from Fresno County, Tulare County, Selma and Orange Cove.