2-alarm fire burns at the Fig Garden Villa Senior Community apartments

A section of Blackstone Avenue was closed in Central Fresno as firefighters worked to clean up a blaze that broke out a senior living facility Monday afternoon.
February 10, 2014 4:09:35 PM PST
Firefighters put out a fire that threatened residents in a senior living community in Central Fresno.

The flames started around 4 p.m. at the Fig Garden Villa apartments on Fedora near Blackstone.

Firefighters say the fire started in a laundry room on the third floor. Firefighters believe it may have been due to an electrical issue. An alarm brought residents out of their units.

The fire was snuffed out in a few minutes and residents on the first and second floors were immediately cleared to return. One person was treated on scene for smoke inhalation.