Attic fire burns through central Fresno home

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Seven people were displaced after an attic fire forced them from their central Fresno home on Wednesday night.

The fire started after 11:30 pm at Fountain Way and Sierra Vista Avenue.

Investigators say the fire broke out above the kitchen and a bedroom area.

Residents quickly escaped the home when they smelled smoke.

Firefighters say their biggest challenge was a car parked in front of a hydrant. They say it slowed their response because of delayed access to water.

The Red Cross is helping the residents of the home find a new place to stay.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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