Fire damages transitional housing facility in west central Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Firefighters are working to determine what sparked a fire at a transitional housing facility in west central Fresno.

Officials say crews responded to the building on Parkway Drive south of Olive Avenue. It was formerly a Days Inn hotel.

Fire crews were able to contain the flames in one room, but the smoke damaged about 16 other rooms.

Officials say five people were displaced, but organizers with the housing team helped move them into new rooms.

The building is scheduled to be shifted and developed into permanent housing starting in June. The fire did not affect that goal date.

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