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House fire loss on Debbra Way pegged at $100K

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POSTED September 26, 2012 1:10 a.m.

There was a $100,000 loss to a home engulfed by fire Monday evening with an estimated $45,000 in losses to the contents, according to Manteca Fire Battalion Chief Bob Davis.

Flames and heavy smoke,  coming from the west side of a home in the 1500 block of Debbra Way shortly after 8:15 p.m., greeted firefighters first arriving on the scene. 

Fire Chief Kirk Waters said his men had to make forcible entry to make access into the residence where they found extreme heat and fire in the hallway of the home.  Firefighters were successful in extinguishing the flames in the hallway and ultimately located and knocked down the seat of the fire in a bedroom.

Waters said they then aggressively extinguished fire that had extended into the attic area.  All of the occupants made it out of the house, however one man was treated for burns to his arms and face and then transported to an area hospital.  There were no injuries to firefighters, the chief noted.

Six fire units responded to the call including mutual-aid from the Lathrop-Manteca Fire Department.  Manteca Ambulance responded to the scene and transported the one burn victim.  There were 18 career and five reserve firefighters who responded to the scene with the mop-up operations continuing beyond midnight.

The cause of the fire in the single story residence is currently under investigation, the chief said.

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