MERCED FAMILY DISPLACED DUE TO FIRE

Four engines, a truck, and a battalion chief were dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 1200 block of 8th street at approximately 1:30 pm. The fire started in a exterior storage area of a triplex. The fire extended into a common attic space and damaged the electrical wiring for the entire complex. Seven adults and six children are displaced due to the fire damage and loss of power to the apartment complex. The damage is estimated at $75,000 and an investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the blaze.

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