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Fire causes $410K loss at Park Place Apartments

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Fire causes $410K loss at Park Place Apartments

Smoke billows from the second floor of an apartment unit in the 1200 block of Crom Street about 8 a.m. Tuesday .

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POSTED September 13, 2017 12:49 a.m.

A fire at Park Place Apartments on Crom Street west of Union Road near the Manteca Golf Course on Tuesday morning caused $350,000 in structural damage and destroyed $60,000 worth of content.
Six fire units from Manteca and Lathrop-Manteca fire departments responded to the apartment fire at about 8 a.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of Crom Street.
Manteca Battalion Chief Bill Canfield said firefighters arrived to find  heavy flames and smoke coming from a second story apartment.
Engine crew 242 began a traditional fire attack using a hose line to attack the fire from the exterior of apartment 255 as additional personnel moved into position for an interior fire attack pulling a hose line through the front door, finding the fire had breached into the attic.
Engine 244 was assigned a second attack line into the adjacent upstairs unit to check for fire spread and to assist with the attic fire.  Engine 245 arrived on the scene and was assigned vertical ventilation and cut several holes in the roof over the multiple units to release smoke and hot gases that assisted with interior conditions and the extinguishing of the attic fire.
Engine 34 arrived on the scene and was assigned to check the additional apartment units for attic fire extension and fire.  Due to the aggressive coordinated fire attack, the fire was controlled in 30 minutes preventing the fire from extending beyond the initial apartment and the its attic space with minor damage to the adjacent unit, Battalion Chief Canfield reported.
Salvage and overhaul operations were initiated by the fire fighters on the scene which was then secured and the building was re-checked for any hidden fire and turned over to the property owner.
Due to water and electricity being cut off the other seven apartment units in the building were temporarily uninhabitable.
There were 24 career firefighters on the scene along with three reserves, Canfield said

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

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