Merced City Fire Department responded to the 600 block of W. 9th St at approximately 10:10 pm tonight for report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered smoke and then fire coming from the attic. Efforts are currently underway to extinguish the fire, so please avoid the area if at all possible.
Also, in case you didn’t do it with the time change a month or so ago, now would be a great time to check your smoke alarms and change the batteries. It is recommended the batteries be changed no less than twice a year.