Fresno Fire Crews Stretched Thin

April 16, 2009 12:25:58 AM PDT
Fire crews in Fresno, found themselves stretched thin this evening when two fires started just minutes apart.        |   Watch Video Above for More Information on this Story   |

The first fire started around 4:30 p.m. in the attic of this home on Fifth Street in Northeast Fresno. No one was home at the time, but damage is estimated at 130-thousand dollars. Investigators say an electrical problem caused the fire.

Less than twenty minutes later another fire broke out at this triplex in Central Fresno. This fire started in the bottom unit. No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire Chief Randy Bruegman says nearly eighty firefighters responded to the two fires. That briefly left just seventeen firefighters available citywide to respond to any other emergencies.

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