At about 7:27 pm Thursday evening, the Turlock Fire Department, Modesto Fire Department, Turlock Police Department, and Turlock Fire Department were dispatched to a reported residential working structure fire at a residence in the 300 block of Alaska Street, Turlock.
As crews were responding to the scene, they could see a large smoke column emitting from the area several miles away.
When crews arrived on scene, they found a single story single family dwelling fully involved. Crews worked in the defensive strategy for a while, trying to prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent homes, as interior fire attack was too dangerous.
One victim suffered moderate burn injuries. He was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital.
A total of seven residents were displaced due to the fire, five adults and two children. They were provided assistance by the American Red Cross.
The Turlock Irrigation District and Pacific Gas and Electric responded to secure utilities. American Medical Response provided firefighter and patient care, while the Modesto Fire Department and Turlock Rural Fire Protection District provided city coverage while this incident was on-going.
The cause of the fire remains unknown.
The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Fire Marshal Mark Gomez at 209-669-2119.