Decrease Font Size
Increase Font Size

Fire Destroys Northwest Fresno Home

( FIRE DESTROYS DELUCA HOME)
 A LATE AFTERNOON FIRE DESTROYED A NORTHWEST FRESNO HOME YESTERDAY.  THE TWO-ALARM BLAZE WAS REPORTED AROUND 3:45 IN THE 38-HUNDRED BLOCK OF WEST ALLUVIAL.  THE ROOF OF THE 5-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT HOME WAS FULLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES WHEN THE FIRST FIRE CREWS ARRIVED.  MUCH OF THE ROOF COLLAPSED SHORTLY AFTER THAT.  INVESTIGATORS SAY THE FIRE WAS PROBABLY ACCIDENTALLY CAUSED BY ROOFERS WHO HAD BEEN WORKING ON THE HOME ALL WEEK.
 THE ESTIMATED DAMAGE TO THE HOME WAS PLACED AT 925-THOUSAND DOLALRS.  THE ROOFS OF NEARBY HOMES WERE HOSED DOWN BY FIRE CREWS AS A PRECAUTION.