There were several fire engines at a storage facility near the intersection of North Yosemite Avenue (Highway 120) and A Street due to a call originally listed as a potential structure fire in the early morning around 8 a.m. on April 26. As calls continued to roll in to the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District dispatch that smoke and flames were seen at storage unit complex, the call was upgraded to a working structure fire which put several units at the scene.
When Engine 28 arrived at the incident they had reported smoke coming from a storage unit. The crews managed to keep the fire contained to the unit where the fire had started.
According to Chief Kevin Wise’s summary of the incident the fire was quickly extinguished by Engine 27. It was discovered that there were people living in some of the units, authorities indicated. A primary search was conducted of all the units that were open, which resulted in negative results. The fire was contained to the unit where it started, and it didn’t take very long to contain it – Chief Wise’s estimate is 15 minutes.
The first alarm working structure response included five engines, two trucks, and two battalion chiefs that arrived on scene. The cause is still under investigation and the damage was estimated at $2,000. There were no injuries