On Sunday evening, Nov. 30 shortly after 9:30 p.m., the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District responded to a report of a single story home on fire in the 6000 block of Central Avenue in Riverbank. The first arriving engine found a home heavily involved in fire with a report that there was a person that was still inside the burning building.
“After an initial search of the building the homeowner, who was believed to be inside, arrived at the scene and identified herself to firefighters,” said Captain Buck Condit, issuing a news release about the incident.
It took seven fire apparatus and 18 firefighters approximately one hour to extinguish the fire, added Condit. The Escalon Fire Department provided mutual aid with a water tender. There were no injuries and the fire is still under investigation. Firefighters estimated the loss at $100,000.
“The Stanislaus Fire Protection District would like to remind everyone to install smoke detectors in your homes and check their batteries regularly,” Condit said.