Duplex fire displaces three adults and two children Tuesday night
On Tuesday, August 9th, 2022, at 10:06 pm, the Turlock Fire Department, Modesto Fire Department, Stanislaus Regional Fire Investigations Unit, Turlock Police Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported residential working structure fire in the 3300 block of Radcliff Way, Turlock.
When crews arrived on scene, they found a three-car garage attached to the duplex well involved, as well as a vehicle on fire parked outside one of the garages.
Firefighters quickly began fire attack on the garage and vehicle, however, the fire extended into an attic shared between the two units above the living quarters so firefighters had to go inside of the living quarters and begin tearing down ceilings to be able to conduct additional fire attack. Shortly thereafter, the fire was extinguished.
Firefighters remained on scene for an extended period of time after the fire was out conducting overhaul, investigation, and other post fire activities.
The Turlock Irrigation District and Pacific Gas and Electric Company responded to the scene to secure utilities, while the Modesto Fire Department and Turlock Rural Fire Protection District provided city coverage for the duration of the incident.
No injuries were reported, however, three adults and two children were displaced as a result of the fire. The American Red Cross responded to provide assistance to them.
The cause and origin of the fire remain unknown.
The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call the Stanislaus Regional Fire Investigations Unit at 209-525-5537.