On Tuesday, July 25th, 2023, at 12:11 pm, the Turlock Fire Department, Modesto Fire Department, Stanislaus Regional Fire Investigation Unit, Turlock Police Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported structure fire at a residence in the 300 block of Gikas Ln, Turlock.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a fully-involved attached garage fire in a two-story single-family dwelling.
Firefighters immediately began fire attack and were able to get a knock down on the fire within 15 minutes, however, remained on scene for an extended period of time conducting overhaul, investigation, and other post-fire activities.
The Turlock Irrigation District and Pacific Gas and Electric Company also responded to the scene to secure utilities, while the Modesto Fire Department provided city coverage for the duration of the incident.
The cause and origin of the fire remain unknown.
No injuries were reported, however, the residents of the home were displaced.
Neighborhood families provided firefighters with cold drinks while they were on scene.
“As you know, Turlock Firefighters are hard at work for the community day, night, and during extreme temperatures”, said Turlock Firefighters IAFF Local #2434 in a social media post. “Yesterday while temperatures exceeded 100 degrees, Turlock Firefighters responded to a working structure fire on Gikas Ln. During overhaul and rehab, neighborhood families were kind enough to bring firefighters cold drinks to help them stay cool and hydrated. Turlock Firefighters thank Aleera, Anthony, and Eres Castro for their assistance in helping firefighters rehab during the heat. The three of you are what help make Turlock great,” they continued.
The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information that could assist in it is encouraged to call the Stanislaus Regional Fire Investigation Unit at 209-525-5537.