Firefighter injured battling blaze at a Dinuba home

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A fire destroyed a house in the South Valley tonight on Saturday night near Crawford and Davis in Dinuba just after 8 p.m. (KFSN)

A fire destroyed a house in the South Valley on Saturday night near Crawford and Davis in Dinuba just after 8 p.m. The 1,800-square-foot home burned to the ground, and one firefighter suffered from heat exhaustion.

Fire crews say no one was home when the fire started, and it was about three-quarters of the way destroyed when they showed up. They don't know how this fire started but Battalion Chief Mike Green says it started inside the home, then quickly spread to the attic.

Units from Orange Cove and Dinuba also came to assist even though the main focus of this Fourth of July is to make sure fireworks don't spark big blazes.

One Tulare County firefighter was taken to the hospital and treated for heat exhaustion.

Neighbors say the gate was locked to the home, and no one was in the area when the fire started, so Cal Fire crews say whoever lives here will be returning to a very devastating scene this Fourth of July weekend.
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