Multiple displaced after garage fire extends into apartment early Friday morning

On Friday, May 12th, 2023, at 2:09 am, the Turlock Fire Department, Modesto Fire Department, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District, Turlock Police Department, Stanislaus Regional Fire Investigations Unit, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 1530 N Denair Ave.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a garage fire with heavy involvement that had extended into the living area.

Firefighters immediately began offensively attacking the fire and were able to bring it under control within about 30 minutes, extinguishing it shortly thereafter.

Firefighters remained on scene for an extended period of time after the fire was extinguished conducting overhaul 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 Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District provided city coverage for the duration of the incident.

No injuries were reported, although multiple residents were displaced and had to be provided with assistance from the American Red Cross.

The cause and origin of the fire remain unknown.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information that could assist in it is encouraged to call the Stanislaus Regional Fire Investigations Unit at 209-525-5537.

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