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Early morning blaze displaces family


Emergency officials responded to an early morning blaze that displaced several occupants.

At 3:47 a.m. Friday, April 4, firefighters from the Susanville Fire Department, Susan River Fire Protection District and Cal Fire responded to a structure fire on South Fairfield Avenue, according to a press release from the department.

According to the release, when the first engine arrived at the residence, the garage was fully engulfed in flames and the fire had moved to the adjacent single story home. The family of six staying at the residence was able to safely exit the building uninjured before emergency responders arrived: However, due to damage they were displaced and received aid from the American Red Cross, according to Susanville Fire Captain Mark Ward.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

According to the release, firefighters performed fire attack and ventilation operations. The garage and its content were a total loss, and the residence sustained extensive fire, heat and smoke damage.

Two chief officers, two police units, five fire engines and one ladder truck responded to the incident. Assisting the department with the blaze were the Susanville Police Department, Lassen Municipal Utility District, the City of Susanville and Lassen County Office of Emergency Services.


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