17 people are without a home after fire destroys triplex

VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- Seventeen people are without a home after flames ripped through a triplex in Visalia.

The flames broke out at the complex near East Douglas Avenue and North Stover Street.

All residents were able to safely exit the structure and there were no injuries.

Crews say the cause of the fire was food left on the stove.

Three apartments within the complex have been deemed uninhabitable -- leaving seven adults and ten children without a place to live.

The Red Cross is helping those families impacted by the blaze.
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