Crews battle fire between two homes in East Central Fresno

FRESNO, Calif.

The fire broke out shortly before 10 p.m. near Maple and Belmont.

Firefighters say the fire appears to have started in a shed. Crews say the structure contained propane tanks, which began to explode.

The fire spread and moved up a tree. Investigators say flames shot about 40 feet into the air, and some of those flames hit a house. Fortunately, the two residents were not home at the time of the fire, but they were displaced.

Damage is estimated at about $300,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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