Wind may be a factor in fire that displaced Northeast Fresno family

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A family is looking for a new place to stay after a fire ripped through their Northeast Fresno home.

Fire officials said the weather may have played a factor in spreading the flames, but they were able to save half the home

The fire started at 10:00 Sunday night near Holland and Chestnut and tore through the back of the house. Nearly 30 responders were at the scene working to put out the flames.

Firefighters said the blaze caused significant damage to half of the home with an estimate of $150,000 in damages.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Randy Reitz with the Fresno Fire Department said, "The breeze was pushing it from behind it, and it got into the structure by the sliding glass door as well as the attic."

Firefighters believe cooking equipment at the back patio could be connected to the fire. They said 10 to 12 people were in the home at the time and the Red Cross is helping them with a place to stay.

Fire officials said there were no injuries

It took about 30 minutes to get the fire under control and then they spent another hour or so to make sure all the hot spots were out.
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