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Home under construction in Lathrop catches on fire
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Photo courtesy of Lathrop Manteca Fire District Fire personnel from the Lathrop Manteca Fire District work to extinguish a house fire in a new home on Saturday on Panama Street.

Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a house fire on Saturday afternoon at a new construction home on Panama Street inside of the Stanford Crossing subdivision near Lathrop High School.

According to officials, no injuries were reported.

Crews responded to a call of a residential structure fire shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and arrived to find smoke coming from inside of the single-story home. Photographs of crews working to extinguish the blaze show the exterior stucco in what appears to be the rear of the house pulled off to show exposed wiring and building supports beneath – which were being doused with water.

The heat from the fire also appears to have warped the gutters across the top of the home.

Thanks to a longstanding mutual aid agreement between the two agencies, the Manteca Fire Department assisted the Lathrop Manteca Fire District on the call.

A fire investigator was reportedly on scene on Saturday working to determine the cause of the fire.

Stanford Crossing – which is being constructed on the property that was initially approved for a Richland development that dried up during the economic downturn and led to years of legal wrangling – is one of Lathrop’s newest developments. Named after the man who gave the city its name – railroad baron Leland Stanford named Lathrop after his wife’s family – the new development is being developed by Saybrook, LLC.

To contact Bulletin reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544