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Fire causes $375,000 in losses to 3 Manteca homes

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POSTED July 19, 2017 1:12 a.m.

Three homes and two outbuildings were damaged by fire shortly after 1 p.m. Monday.
Manteca Fire Department officials estimate the loss at $375,000 for the structures and the contents.
Manteca Fire Chief Kyle Shipherd said upon firefighters’ arrival they had found a single-family home heavily involved in flames in the 2000 block of Nantucket Circle and an adjacent home in the 200 block of Garden Circle Drive on fire as well.  Hot dry winds quickly spread the fire to homes adjacent and behind the burning structure, he said.
Engine companies aggressively attacked the fire from the front of the involved home while a second truck crew attacked and stopped the fire at the house to the rear of the structure.
Emergency call back procedures were initiated as full-time firefighters responded from their homes along with available reserve firefighters who staffed fire stations and helped at the scene.
Mutual aid responses came from the Ripon Consolidated Fire Department, Lathrop-Manteca Fire District, Tracy Fire Department, the Manteca District Ambulance and the Manteca Police Department.
Chief Shipherd said it took all 37 firefighters responding from four different agencies to fully extinguish the fires.  Crews remained on the scene for more than four hours to conduct overhaul operations, fire investigations and health and safety measures.
Contributing factors were days of hot temperatures and hot, dry winds causing the fire to spread rapidly, the chief said, adding that the fire is under investigation.

To contact Glenn Kahl, email gkah@mantecabulletin.com.

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