Shandon house fire appears to have started in kitchen, officials say

newsroom@thetribunenews.comDecember 13, 2012 

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: An early morning fire in Shandon appeared to have started in the kitchen area of a residential home, but Cal Fire officials are still working to determine the cause.

According to a firefighter at the agency’s Shandon station, two men were asleep inside the home at Second and Cholame streets when the fire started about 4:30 a.m.

The residents woke up, ran outside and dialed 911, according to Cal Fire. They were not injured.

The home is still standing, but most of it was destroyed. The Cal Fire employee estimated the damage at $150,000 to $200,000, though a final damage estimate has not been issued.

The Red Cross also responded to offer assistance to the residents but was declined.

Original story: Cal Fire officials are still working to determine the cause of an early morning blaze that burned a home in Shandon today.

At 4:30 a.m., firefighters received a call reporting a fire at a home at Second and Cholame streets.

The 1,000-square-foot dwelling was engulfed in flames, according to Cal Fire. Firefighters controlled the blaze by 5:33 a.m. One occupant was home at the time of the fire, but no injuries were reported.

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