FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The flames began just after 6 a.m. near McKinley and Normal Avenues.
It started in the garage unit of an abandoned apartment complex, but a look inside shows it clearly was not as empty as it was supposed to be.
Firefighters eventually knocked out the flames before they spread to a nearby home.
They have now replaced the fencing meant to keep people out.
Earlier this week, Action News reported about fires at vacant homes being a troubling trend.
This latest blaze marks at least the 45th vacant structure fire in Fresno this year.
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